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GOP lawmakers highlight opposition to Gotion project

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Michigan lawmakers remain split over whether a U.S. based subsidiary of a Chinese-owned electric vehicle battery company should receive state incentive funding

The Big Rapids-based project could receive 175-million-dollars.

Republican Representative Andrew Fink says the state should invest in domestic-owned battery technology instead.

“It’s not a mature market yet. And so, the fact is I think we’re sort of acting like it’s not okay to be in sort of an R & D phase on this stuff.”

Josh Hundt is the Chief Projects Officer with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. He says the state is focused on being the home of the North American auto industry.

“And being the home for that industry from startups to the largest companies in the world that are housed here.”

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