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Detroit-based general contractor Walbridge broke ground on Ford’s $5.6 billion battery and electric vehicle manufacturing campus, dubbed BlueOval City, last week near Stanton, Tennessee, according to a company announcement.
The facility, which is on track to be completed in 2025, will create approximately 6,000 jobs when it opens and is the most advanced auto production complex in Ford history, according to the announcement.
The construction of electric vehicle factories in the U.S. is expected to increase in coming years, especially due to backing from the federal government. That includes $7.5 billion in funding for battery infrastructure from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the recently passed $52 billion CHIPS Act and the Inflation Reduction Act’s EV tax credit.