COLUMBUS – State Representative Mark Fraizer (R-Newark) celebrated the announcement of Intel’s new plans to construct a semiconductor plant in Licking County. Fraizer today issued the following statement on the announcement:
“I’m thrilled to welcome Intel to the 71st House District. This investment in our state is the type of economic opportunity the people of Ohio deserve. The $20 billion semiconductor facility will create 3,000 direct jobs with Intel, 7,000 construction jobs and upwards of 20,000 jobs in total. This project is the largest economic development project in Ohio’s history.
In the past few years, the legislature has worked hard to bring manufacturing back to Ohio. I’m proud to witness all of that work come to fruition to benefit our great state. Not only is this a resurgence of the manufacturing industry in Ohio, but it is an expansion of the tech industry in the Buckeye State.
Given Ohio’s history of manufacturing, I can’t think of a better place for this investment. The U.S. has fallen behind on semiconductor manufacturing, only producing 12% of the world’s product while the majority of manufacturing and distribution of semiconductors is in Asia. With Ohioans leading the way, the U.S. will become a stronger competitor with the markets overseas.
I’m very much looking forward to watching this investment grow and the opportunities Ohio will be presented with, and I will continue to fight for legislation that will keep Ohio on this path of leadership and development.”
Click here to watch Fraizer highlight Intel’s announcement.