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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, ODNR, and Intel Announce New H2Ohio Partnership

April 25, 2024 – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), and Intel announced today a new H2Ohio partnership to protect and improve water quality in the Licking Watershed.

“Water means business here in Ohio, and we are excited about partnering with Intel on an H2Ohio project that aligns with a mission we are both dedicated to – protecting our water,” said Governor DeWine. “I appreciate that Intel cares as much as we do about the quality of Ohio’s water.”

“One of the reasons that Intel chose Ohio was because we are a water-rich state due to our abundant water resources, including rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “It’s important that we protect these resources, and today’s announcement will further that mission thanks to our partnership with Intel.”

H2Ohio is Governor DeWine’s statewide water quality initiative that is improving Ohio’s many waterways. Intel’s mission to invest in local watersheds in which they operate aligns with the H2Ohio initiative, which sparked this partnership.

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New Albany Praises CHIPS Funding for Intel

March 20, 2024 – Intel Corp. and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce today announced up to $8.5 billion in direct funding for Intel through the CHIPS and Science Act. CHIPS Act funding aims to increase U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research and development capabilities, especially in leading-edge semiconductors.

The proposed funding would help advance Intel’s projects across the country, including Ohio, where Intel is investing more than $28 billion to construct two new leading-edge chip factories at the Ohio One campus in New Albany. This investment is expected to create 3,000 Intel jobs and 7,000 construction jobs, and support tens of thousands of additional jobs with suppliers and partners.

“Today is a defining moment for the U.S. and Intel as we work to power the next great chapter of American semiconductor innovation,” said Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger. “AI is supercharging the digital revolution and everything digital needs semiconductors. CHIPS Act support will help to ensure that Intel and the U.S. stay at the forefront of the AI era as we build a resilient and sustainable semiconductor supply chain to power our nation’s future.”

“This CHIPS funding represents an important step in our nation’s effort to substantially increase domestic manufacturing of computer chips,” said New Albany Mayor Sloan Spalding. “This is a national defense issue as much as it is an economic issue. American military hardware, along with the computers and electronic goods that fuel our economy, should be powered by American-made chips. Here in Ohio and New Albany, specifically, we are excited about the future with Intel locating here and their commitment to build the Silicon Heartland.”

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A Public Safety Message

As construction-related traffic increases in New Albany, our officers remain committed to the safety of our residents, visitors, and those working in this community. The New Albany Police Department has enhanced officer traffic enforcement in the New Albany International Business Park to address community concerns. We expect to continue to monitor traffic and enforce laws in the area as the construction activity continues.

We thank residents in the area for their cooperation in maintaining a safe environment. We ask that they continue to be patient, to expect occasional traffic delays, and to keep up with the frequent changes in traffic patterns and work zones. It is also more important than ever for motorists to have their full attention on the task of driving, particularly in construction zones. Construction workers near the road on foot and driving equipment are especially vulnerable in the event of an accident. Please obey the speed limit and follow the direction of traffic advisory signage.

We are proud to serve this community and will continue to take a proactive approach to ensuring the safety of all those who live, work, and play in New Albany.

In the News
New Albany developers turn sights toward U.S. 62, state Route 161 interchange
May 21, 2024: The city of New Albany wants to know what residents, business owners and community leaders think when it comes to developing one of the city's areas targeted for growth.
Intel’s Ohio site will become AI systems hub for America, CEO Pat Gelsinger tells Columbus audience
May 15, 2024: Intel Corp. CEO Pat Gelsinger predicted the company’s Ohio complex would become the AI systems hub for America during an appearance in Columbus.
Why Intel picked Ohio, according to Keyvan Esfarjani
May 10, 2024: Keyvan Esfarjani is chief global operations officer and general manager of foundry manufacturing and supply chain at Intel.
Licking Memorial Health Systems expands with new clinic
April 29, 2024: To meet the growing population, Licking Memorial added a school-based clinic in Pataskala. It’s located inside Licking Heights High School, making it Licking Memorial’s first clinic that operates inside a school.
Intel to help improve water quality in the Licking Watershed
April 25, 2024: Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Intel are teaming up for a new H2Ohio project that will help improve water quality in the Licking Watershed.
Mount Carmel New Albany adds new emergency department for first time
April 17, 2024: Intel’s move to the area is bringing an influx of population, and with more people, there are more patients. To meet the growing population, Mount Carmel is expanding its New Albany hospital by adding a new emergency department.
How are Ohio colleges partnering with Intel ahead of plant’s launch?
March 29, 2024: Intel has more than $50 million in play for research with 80 Ohio educational institutions on semiconductors and employee training for its plants.
Time for Intel to cash in its chips
March 28, 2024: Long-promised federal funds are finally flowing to the tech giant as it builds up its now $28 billion Central Ohio campus.
Ohio semiconductor factories will play a role in strengthening national security
March 25, 2024: Biden administration official said domestic chip production would strengthen supply chain resilience.
Intel’s Ohio project’s first phase upped to $28B upon Chips Act award
March 20, 2024: Intel has increased the construction estimate for its Ohio One semiconductor fabrication complex to $28 billion, up from $20 billion when announced in January 2022.
UC receives federal money to expand Intel’s labor pool
March 11, 2024: University of Cincinnati will receive federal money from the latest appropriations bill to help Intel build out a workforce for its new microchip manufacturing plant in central Ohio.
Columbus State on expanding the women workforce in the manufacturing industry
March 4, 2024: Intel's investment in Ohio also comes with a promise to invest in bringing more women into the tech workforce, and it's starting at the college level.
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