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Why Intel chose Columbus, Ohio to build chips

in Economy/Technology

There are few things politicians love more than a ceremonial groundbreaking. They get to stand there in a hard hat and suit, surrounded by C-level executives, shoveling a pile of symbolic dirt. Pomp and circumstance aside, the true value in such an event are all of the things they’ve come to represent jobs, innovation, domestic production.

Not every groundbreaking works as intended. President Trump — who seemed to genuinely revel in any opportunity to don a hard hat — once touted a forthcoming Wisconsin Foxconn factory as the “the eighth wonder of the world.” The $10 billion project eventually became a $627 million one, as projected jobs dropped from 13,000 to 1,454.

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Intel picks first 4 construction firms to begin work on Ohio plant complex

in Business/Economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST) —Intel Corp. has selected the companies that will bring the first of an estimated 7,000 construction jobs to New Albany to work on its $20 billion New Albany semiconductor manufacturing complex.

The tech giant confirmed that Columbus-based McDaniel’s Construction, Cleveland’s Northstar Contracting and Columbus’ GTSA Construction Consulting will work with Rhode Island’s Gilbane Building Co. on the early excavation work for the first two chip factories on the Intel campus. Gilbane will manage the team’s work to prepare the site for the construction of the fabs, Intel said, with the Ohio companies providing staffing and consulting services.

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