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GM plans to invest $38 million in its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant expansion and asked the Lansing City Council for tax abatement.

“We are working on a business case for potential future investment at LGR that would be at the LGR assembly plant, ” GM spokeswoman Erin Davis said. “The investment would fund facility improvements to strengthen our manufacturing capability here.”

Davis didn’t offer further details about the project or if the future investment is connected to the Chevrolet Camaro, which will be moved from Ontario to the Lansing facility in the near future. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said that the expansion will create about 150 new jobs at the plant and that Lansing City Council will analyze GM’s tax abatement request during the meeting scheduled for Monday, March 18th.

The city said that Lansing will gain $1.7 million in new taxes in the following 12 years and would benefit from the construction and the new jobs, even if it grants the tax incentives. Construction could begin in July and be completed by 2015. GM’s Lansing plant manufactures the Cadillac CTS and Cadillac ATS and the automaker recently invested $190 million in the facility and added a second shift to meet demand for the Cadillac ATS and 600 new jobs.