Intel CEO ‘thrilled to be launching the Silicon Heartland in Ohio’

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Intel’s promise to invest $20 billion to build two semiconductor plants in Licking County could be just the start for what the Silicon Valley giant has in mind for Greater Columbus, the company’s CEO told The Dispatch.

The plants, also called fabs, will employ 3,000 workers, and 7,000 construction workers will be needed to build them, Intel said in officially announcing its plans after months-long rumors of a massive economic development project on the horizon.

“We want to grow this to be a megafab location that is one of, if not the…

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