Intel’s Ohio semiconductor facility gets official name

Intel’s new $20 billion semiconductor campus officially has a name.

A year after it was announced that Intel would be bringing the facility to Licking County, Ohio, officials have announced that the campus will be called “Ohio One.”

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“The name is a nod to the state’s long and storied history in manufacturing and its track record of producing firsts, from the Wright brothers, who grew up in Ohio and first envisioned their historic planes here, to John Glenn, the first man ever in orbit, and Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon. Ohio One brings a new epicenter of leading-edge technology innovation to Ohio, the Midwest, and America,” an Intel spokesperson said in a release.

Intel’s CEO Pat Helsinger picked Ohio over 40 other possible location for the facility. He said he’s betting on Ohio’s work force and work ethic. He also said the chips are used in almost every type of defense industry product.

Intel officials, state leaders and President Joe Biden broke ground for the facility in September.

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The president stressed that this facility would be important of defense purposes and economic development. He also said this marked the rebirth of manufacturing leadership in the United States, especially the Midwest.

“The industrial Midwest is back,” Biden said.

By the time that production comes online in 2025, it will cost $20 billion and employ 3,000 at an average salary of $135,000 each.