As President Biden heads to Ohio today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility, which will create thousands of jobs and boost the local economy, here’s your reminder that Republicans Warren Davidson, Jim Jordan, Robert Latta, and Brad Wenstrup opposed helping to make it happen.
Davidson, Jordan, Latta, and Wenstrup all voted against the CHIPS and Science Act, which invests in domestic semiconductor manufacturing and helped make the new Intel plant possible. Just how big is the economic boon all four Republicans voted against? These headlines breaks it down:
“Intel is expected to announce that it has distributed nearly $18 million to colleges and universities in Ohio to start education and workforce development programs focused on semiconductors as part of President Biden’s visit to the groundbreaking of a new factory on Friday, according to a senior White House official.
“The official said Intel will announce that $17.7 million has gone to colleges and universities as part of a planned $50 million grant program that will invest in education and research programs in Ohio.”
The Columbus Dispatch: Intel, President Joe Biden set to break ground on $20 billion Columbus microchip project
“Intel said the two factories being built will start producing semiconductors in 2025. Intel has promised that the two plants will employ 3,000 workers with an average wage of $135,000. There also will be 7,000 construction jobs.
“Intel has said that with the federal legislation, it could build as many as eight plants on the site and invest $100 billion in coming years.”
“‘When people ask me how big of a deal this is, it’s huge,’ Jeff Hoagland, Dayton Development Coalition president and CEO told News Center 7′s John Bedell on Wednesday.
‘The next question people usually ask is well how is that going to impact, you know, fill in the blank: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Akron? And it’s going to impact all of us in a good way,’ he said.”
“Local leaders are expecting businesses to form and flourish when the tech company builds its largest manufacturing facility in the world right here in central Ohio. Once Intel’s New Albany campus is up and running, it’ll need suppliers to keep its semiconductor chip manufacturing process going.”
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