Right to Work Michigan Welcomes Various Business Investments

Michigan continues to grow economically as a result of its Right to Work laws. The most recent Right to Work Michigan investments include Traverse City Whiskey Co and Acoust-A-Fiber, as well as VIA Motors and Magna. Some of these companies are expanding current Michigan locations, while others are adding new locations. Read on in order to learn more!

Traverse City Whiskey Co:

Traverse City Whiskey Co is investing $20 million in order to expand in Right to Work Traverse City. They will also create 100 new jobs!

“We’re thrilled to break ground on this incredible new facility and are grateful to the State of Michigan for investing in our future which will allow us to expand operations and exclusively produce our award-winning whiskey right here in our hometown of Traverse City.” […]

“Today’s $20 million investment by Traverse City Whiskey Company will create nearly 100 good-paying jobs and foster long-term economic opportunity in Northern Michigan’s agribusiness sector.” […]

“Michigan’s craft beverage industry is on the grow. Businesses like Traverse City Distillery directly contribute to economic development and jobs creation with our local communities while creating markets for our farmers. […] I appreciate the ongoing support and investment from Governor Whitmer, MEDC and other partners into the state’s robust craft beverage industry.”



Acoust-A-Fiber is investing $12.1 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Shelby Township, Michigan and create 75 new jobs!

“This project is an exciting win for Southeast Michigan and for the entire state. Today represents only the beginning of an exciting relationship with Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber. […] We […] look forward to working together to grow, add jobs, and provide greater opportunity for our friends and neighbors.” […]

“There’s just no place in North America that can beat Michigan’s depth of automotive talent and just-in-time supply chain,. […] Given the density of our region’s mobility industry, suppliers that want to get their innovations to the OEMs continue to expand here. We were glad to help Acoust-A-Fiber explore our eleven counties and thrilled to welcome them to the Detroit Region.”

“I’d like to welcome Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber to Shelby Township. […] This attraction project is another win for our region and for the entire state. It will create jobs and add to our already dynamic automotive supplier network. I know that our skilled and talented workforce played a role in this company’s decision to locate in Macomb County, and I’m thrilled to see new investment in our community.”


VIA Motors:

VIA Motors is officially open in Right to Work Auburn Hills, Michigan after a $12.35 million investment. Now they can begin hiring 300 new employees!

“Congratulations to the VIA team on your growth and success. We are excited to welcome you to Michigan, and appreciate this vote of confidence in our talented workforce and leadership position in electric vehicle manufacturing. […] Today represents only the beginning of an exciting relationship with VIA Motors. We are grateful to the Governor, legislators and local officials for their continued support of the Michigan Business Development Program, which has allowed VIA to grow in our state. We’re pleased to work with local partners like the Detroit Regional Partnership, Oakland County, and the city of Auburn Hills to bring these high-wage jobs to Southeast Michigan, and we look forward to welcoming more companies like VIA to Michigan.” […]

“We’re a region and state of innovators, it’s in our DNA. VIA Motors is a high-tech company that’s going to be headquartered in the Detroit Region as we continue to deliver cutting-edge automotive and advanced mobility technology to the world. The Detroit Regional Partnership is proud to support the MEDC and Oakland County on this project.”



Magna is investing $426.6 million and creating 920 new jobs as a result of an expansion in Right to Work St. Clair, Michigan.

“Congratulations to the entire Magna team on your tremendous growth and success. We are grateful to have earned this investment for Team Michigan! Today’s investments that build on our efforts to position Michigan as the global leader in the future of mobility and vehicle electrification will create good jobs and economic opportunity for Michiganders for years to come. […] We are grateful to the Governor and legislators for the continued support of our programs. We’re proud to join our local partners as we celebrate Magna’s expansions in Michigan and look forward to working together to lead the way into the future of mobility.” […]

“We are excited to partner with MEVS to bring these jobs and this project to the City of St. Clair. […] This is another step forward in the transition toward an electric vehicle future.”


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