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GM plans to build a new $258 million IT center at its Milford Proving Ground.

GM plans to build a new 100,000-square-foot IT center, part of a $258 million project, according to GM’s application for tax breaks filed with Milford Township. This move is part of the US automaker’s overhaul in its information technology organization, as it plans to hire around 100,000 workers to in-source most part of its IT work.

Milford Township Supervisor Donald Green said GM asked for a 50% tax abatement on real and personal property for 15 years, including three years for the construction. GM has already invested $130 million to build a data center at its Warren Tech Center, which includes laboratories, data servers and IT engineering operations.

“GM is developing a business case regarding a possible future investment to construct and equip a consolidated GM information technology data center facility in Milford, Mich., on the GM Proving Ground campus,” said GM spokeswoman Juli Huston-Rough. “This would be the second of two GM data centers in Michigan; the first is operational in Warren.”

Last year, the Detroit News published a report according to which GM planned to invest $300 million and add 2,000 new jobs in Michigan. This investment included three projects, the first one being an IT innovation center in Warren, which would ad 1,500 new jobs in four years.