An Economic Update on Right to Work Michigan

Right to Work Michigan is seeing lots of economic development as a result of its Right to Work laws. Request Foods and L3Harris Technologies are just two of the most recent expansions this state is seeing. And American Battery Solutions just opened a new location here as well! So this is exciting news. It also shows how Right to Work states are always harboring business growth.

Read on to learn more about these incredible Michigan investments!

Request Foods:

Request Foods is investing $205 million in order to expand four of its Holland Charter Township, Michigan locations. This will create 198 new jobs!

“Today’s announcement underscores that Michigan is a food and agriculture powerhouse. Request Foods commitment to significant investment in food processing will serve our production agriculture value chains for decades to come while bringing the latest in food manufacturing technology to the state. […] I appreciate the ongoing partnership of MEDC and Request Foods. [I’m glad] to support this project which is slated to bring $205 million of investment and 198 jobs to Michigan.” […]

“We were able to come alongside Request Foods as an extended member of their team on this expansion project, understand their growth milestones, and deploy state and local resources to support their expansion in Holland Charter Township. […] We are pleased to support Request Foods through their expansion process and commend their commitment to West Michigan.”


L3Harris Technologies:

L3Harris Technologies is investing $2.58 million in order to expand in Right to Work Cascade Township, Michigan. This will also create 50 new jobs!

“Congratulations to the team at L3Harris on your growth and success. We appreciate this continued vote of confidence in our talented workforce and competitive business climate here in Michigan. […] We’re [glad] to work with our partners at The Right Place and Cascade Township to bring these high-wage jobs to the area, and we look forward to working with the company as it continues to grow and add jobs in Michigan.” […]

“L3Harris Technologies’ decision to expand its Cascade Township operations over competing regions across the country is a win for our region. […] Greater Grand Rapids competes on both a national and global scale for hi-tech, innovative companies like L3Harris. Winning projects of this caliber further strengthens our defense and R&D cluster, while bringing high-paying jobs to our community.”


American Battery Solutions:

American Battery Solutions is officially open in Right to Work Orion, Michigan. This new location will create 100 new jobs for the area!

“I’m proud that American Battery Solutions is growing in Michigan, and I am laser-focused on collaborating with them and so many other innovators to continue creating thousands of good-paying jobs and building up industries of the future.” […]

“Michigan’s focus on forward-thinking innovations around mobility and electrification continue to attract a host of battery investments from companies around the world, as evidenced by this latest announcement by ABS here in Michigan. […] We are proud to ensure Michigan remains the center of high-tech electric vehicle production in the U.S. while continuing to build out critical charging infrastructure and prepare Michigan’s workforce for the high-tech, high-wage jobs of the future.”


To read the previous update on economic development in Right to Work Michigan, click here.

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