General Motors announced today that its White Marsh plant is going to be its hub for building electric cars, creating 200 new jobs in Baltimore County. Andrea K. Walker of the Baltimore Sun reported this news shortly after GM announced it this afternoon.

This could be wonderful for the White Marsh and Perry Hall housing market because these jobs created may bring people from outside of the area, and they will need places to live! Other areas that could benefit could be Harford County up towards Bel Air like Abingdon, Fallston & Joppa, because they tend to be a quick commute to the area where the factory will be.

The expanded plant is due to open in 2013, with the new jobs beginning right around that time. Job training should begin before then with people moving into the area at that point.

This is GM’s first foray into electric motor cars, and is creating good buzz for the company, which bodes very well for the White Marsh area of Baltimore County!