Subaru Corp., one of the hottest automakers in the U.S., plans a $48.2 million technical center in Van Buren Township, Mich., near Detroit.
Ohio and Indiana also bid on the project, according to a Michigan Economic Development Corp. memo.
Subaru employs 33 in Ann Arbor, Mich., and more than 14,000 globally.
The automaker is on a roll in the U.S., with record sales of 647,956 in 2017. U.S. deliveries this year through July have advanced 6 percent from a year earlier.
Subaru’s only U.S. manufacturing plant is in Lafayette, Ind.