General Motors to invest in U.S. after Trump tweets

General Motors announced Tuesday that it will invest an additional $1 billion at several plants in the U.S., a week after President-elect Donald Trump’s tweeted about the automaker and Mexican car production.

As reported by WZZM 13, GM also announced that it plans to bring thousands of information technology jobs back to the U.S. from overseas, which would create 7,000 new jobs in the country.

GM stated that the $1 billion investment will be retained in the U.S., and is in addition to $2.9 billion announced in 2016.

In addition, GM will begin work on bringing the production for its next generation full-size pickup trucks to Michigan, rather than Mexico.

“As the U.S. manufacturing base increases its competitiveness, we are able to further increase our investment, resulting in more jobs for America and better results for our owners,”  GM CEO Mary Barra said. “The U.S. is our home market and we are committed to growth that is good for our employees, dealers and suppliers and supports our continued effort to drive shareholder value.”