April 12, 2022 — With a $20 billion Intel plant headed to Ohio, we ask experts to take stock of how the investment could pay off locally.
When Intel announced in January they were building a $20 billion complex to manufacture computer chips near Columbus, Gov. Mike DeWine heralded it as “monumental news for the state of Ohio” and “transformative for our state.”
It’s estimated the facility will sit on 1,000 acres, potentially employing 7,000 people during construction and 3,000 Intel employees when completed. And, although it’s in Licking County, the effects will ripple statewide, including in Northeast Ohio. We talked to three area experts about what this might mean.