Intel nearly picked Foxconn site, but chose Ohio instead for massive chip manufacturing complex

Local economic development officials hope strong bid indicates site’s attributes, eventually leads to big win

An early rendering of Intel's planned facility in Ohio. Credit: Intel Corp.
Semiconductor chip manufacturing giant Intel Corp. announced plans Friday to build a massive chip manufacturing complex in Licking County, Ohio, just east of Columbus. Ohio officials say it’s the largest economic development project in the…

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Andrew Weiland is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Weiland is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, and son, Zachary. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys coaching his son’s youth baseball and basketball teams.

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