Report: Intel Plans $20 Billion Chip Factory in Columbus, Ohio

A Silicon Valley tech giant is set to announce an investment of $20 billion for a chip factory in Columbus, Ohio, a locale strong on manufacturing with data centers for Google, Amazon, and Facebook.

Intel’s semiconductor factory would employ 3,000 workers in Licking County, in addition to thousands of construction workers and Intel suppliers locating to the area, a source told The Columbus Dispatch.

“I can’t confirm or announce economic development projects until they are finalized, and I won’t address details in press reports speculating about the possibility of a major semiconductor manufacturing facility being built and operated in Ohio,” Gov. Mike DeWine said in a statement Tuesday.

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