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AddChevy Volt production will add 550 new jobs in Detroit, says GM

General Motors made its case to a Detroit City Council committee on Wednesday in a bid to get some property tax brakes for its Hamtramck assembly plant. The Poletown plant is where General Motor is planning to build the Chevrolet Volt beginning in late 2010 and GM told the council that the new production vehicles there would add 550 jobs to the facility. In return for creating those jobs in the city, GM is seeking $136 million in property tax relief on the improvements over the next 25 years. Th

AddBREAKING: GM loves Detroit, will build Chevy Volt in the Motor City

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/BREAKING_GM_loves_Detroit_will_build_Chevy_Volt_in_the_Motor_City'; Now, this is good news. Coming out of this week's UAW strike at GM, the papers are full of stories figuring out the details of what each side got. The short, short version is that GM got to pawn its health care obligations onto the union, and the union got GM to promise to try and keep jobs in the U.S. Well, guess what? GM's list of commitments for future models at domestic plants is out,

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