General Motors is reportedly planning to build a cutting-edge information technology center in at its Milford Proving Grounds in Southeast Michigan, and has approached the Milford Township board for a tax abatement.
The facility is said to be roughly 100,000 square feet in size, and will include everything from data halls and utility support space to office areas, dock areas, and an equipment yard, according to an application filed for the tax break. Construction is said to begin as soon as March, and will create 20 new jobs.
Specifically, The General is looking for a 50 percent tax abatement on real property and personal property for 15 years, with three of those years being for construction, according to Milford Township Supervisor Donald Green in a Detroit News report.
It’s all a part of the company’s elaborate strategy to reshape its IT operations, taking a much more direct and effective approach which seeks to save money while improving and simplifying systems and software. Globally, the company will be consolidating from 23 IT locations to just two, which will both be in Michigan. While it’s pretty obvious the company plans on building one in Milford, GM plans on erecting the other at the Warren Technical Center.