Ohio’s Advantage Means American Success
Published: Thu Jun 30 2022
Intel’s new Ohio semiconductor factories are celebrated nationally.
Reliance on semiconductors, a critical part of modern life, continues to increase. Yet production has decreased, straining the global supply chain. Fueled by our state’s resilient workforce, Intel’s new high-tech Ohio campus will combat future chip-related disruptions that have negatively impacted the security of millions of jobs and our nation while bringing jobs to Ohio and back to the U.S.
A deficiency in computer processors is disrupting military work, slowing production at factories and fueling kitchen table conversations in American homes. Despite its importance in everyday use by Americans, only 12% of semiconductors were manufactured in the U.S. in 2020.
Today, we celebrate that this concern will soon become a thing of the past as Intel completes two new leading facilities at a 926-acre site in Licking County, creating a total of $20 billion in capital investment.
Intel’s planned state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will become one of the largest semiconductor manufacturing sites in the world. The construction itself will create nearly 7,000 jobs over the course of the build and 3,000 permanent, skilled, high-wage positions at its completion. Intel Ohio will also be its most high-tech manufacturing campus yet. Building in the state will create an unprecedented shift in semiconductor manufacturing and bring a new industry to Ohio.
The new Ohio site will be designed and constructed with the highest standards of environmental responsibility and sustainability, a growing piece in the American economy and its people’s values. The new factories are expected to be powered by 100% renewable electricity, achieve net positive water use, and achieve zero total waste to landfill.
Also to be celebrated is Intel’s commitment to Ohio’s communities. Intel will invest $50 million directly in Ohio higher education institutions. An additional $50 million from Intel will be matched by $50 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation in funding opportunities.
There is much for all Ohioans and Ohio companies to be excited about. Ohio’s federal, state, and local elected leadership banded together to support this generational opportunity - when Ohio works together as one team, we make opportunities like this possible. JobsOhio stands with Intel in its commitment to improving American competitiveness while protecting both national security and the environment.
We are excited to call Ohio home to Intel’s first new manufacturing site in 40 years. We expect Intel Ohio will become one of the largest semiconductor manufacturing sites in the world over the next decade.
- Pat Gelsinger -
CEO / Intel