Congressman Yakym Celebrates Announcement of $3 Billion EV Investment in St. Joe County

Jun 13, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rudy Yakym (IN-02) issued the following statement on today’s announcement of a new $3 billion electric vehicle battery cell plant coming to St. Joseph County. The new battery cell plant – the largest electric vehicle investment in state history – is a joint venture between General Motors and Samsung SDI, and will be built in New Carlisle. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in 2026 and will create 1,700 manufacturing jobs.  

“Hoosier manufacturing and Indiana’s workforce are second to none, and I am thrilled about this historic investment that will bring more good-paying jobs and economic activity to St. Joe County.

“I appreciate the state and local leaders who made today’s announcement possible, and look forward to seeing how St. Joe County and the Second District as a whole will benefit from this exciting joint-venture in the years and decades to come.”

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