LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- General Motors is looking to invest $27 million in southern Indiana.

The automaker filed a tax abatement request for its Bedford factory project, saying it would add about 40 jobs, raising the plant's employment to 650 workers.

The factory is a casting plant for machinery, equipment and tooling needed to produce aluminum engine blocks.

Patrick Robbins, Bedford Economic Development Commission Chairman, says the tax abatement would save GM $1.9 million over the next 10 years.

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