President Joe Biden will come to Ohio in the coming weeks when Intel breaks ground on its $20 billion investment in New Albany.
"President Biden will attend a groundbreaking at Intel in Ohio, address his 'Safer America Plan' that helps fight crime and make communities safer while in Pennsylvania, and highlight the American Rescue Plan along the way," according to a White House memo released Monday that provides details on the travel plans and other events to be marked by Biden and his cabinet.
The memo didn't say when Biden will come to Ohio, and Intel and the state said Monday that no date for the ceremony has been selected.
Biden's visit would come after Congress passed the CHIPS Act that provides subsidies and tax credits to the semiconductor industry and that Biden signed into law during a ceremony at the White House last week. The goal of the legislation is to boost U.S. production of the tiny devices used to power everything from cellphones to cars to laptops to appliances.
Though Intel has yet to hold a groundbreaking ceremony, it began excavation work more than a month ago and expects to ramp up construction this fall with a goal of producing semiconductors beginning in 2025.
The company has committed to building two factories at the site, which will employ 3,000 workers earning $135,000 a year.
Intel has said with the help of the federal subsidies and tax credits, the site in New Albany could become one of the biggest semiconductor operations on the planet with as many as eight factories on the site and a $100 billion investment.
This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Biden to visit Ohio to mark official groundbreaking of Intel project