COLUMBUS—Ohio’s six major business organizations today joined to issue a statement on Intel’s announcement to build a semi-conductor production facility in central Ohio. The Ohio Business Roundtable, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, NFIB Ohio, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Ohio Farm Bureau and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants issued the following statement:
“Today’s announcement by Intel that it will build a new computer-chip factory in central Ohio is a monumental win for our state and our country. The COVID-19 pandemic and its supply-chain disruptions, together with aggressive foreign trade practices, showed many organizations the importance of moving manufacturing capacity back to the United States from overseas; perhaps none more important than the semiconductor industry. Domestic chip manufacturing is essential for our national security, and we are pleased Ohio is leading the way.