Intel to bring $20B, 3,000-job semiconductor factory to Columbus area

Silicon Valley semiconductor maker Intel plans to invest $20 billion to build a Licking County facility that “could spark a new industry” for Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The factory would be part of “an expansion of the New Albany International Business Park where tech giants Google, Amazon and Facebook have data centers,” with New Albany annexing 3,190 acres from Jersey Township in Licking County for the project, according to the article. The site would employ 3,000 workers as well as “thousands of construction workers along with workers from Intel suppliers that will locate at the site.” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has called on the U.S. Congress to pass the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act that provides $52 billion in federal investments for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, research and development, calling it “a national security issue” in a Cleveland.com article. For more, read the full articles from The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland.com

 

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