GM will build plant in central Mexico

Detroit Free Press

DETROIT – Even as General Motors Corp. closes plants in the United States, the automaker plans to break ground on a new car-assembly plant in Mexico, where sales are strengthening and GM is the market-share leader.

The GM plant, in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, will employ 1,800 to 2,300 workers, GM spokesman Carlos Gelista said Thursday.

GM will invest $600 million to $650 million in the plant and the tooling to build vehicles. The Mexican government has contributed incentives to help fund the construction, Gelista said.

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