Intel’s decision to build a new $20B semiconductor facility in Licking County will forever change our community.  Keep up to date with all of the latest information right here.

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Licking County Has Done This Before

May 19, 2023|

Excavation for the Boeing Building in 1952. Source; United States Air Force

The Boeing Building in heath started construction in 1952, including excavating 80 feet for a forged press floor that today is the lower levels for the Air Force Primary Standards Laboratory.


Excavation for the Intel building in 2022. Source: Andy Humphrey


The future Intel Ohio One site in Jersey Township saw excavation 70 years later in 2022 to ready floors for the first two fabs in Ohio on the site.

Perspective: Ohio and the Semiconductor Industry

May 12, 2023|

Rendering courtesy of Intel.

By Prashanth Submanian, a Central Ohio resident with industry experience around different regions of Ohio as well as within the semiconductor industry.

Ohio has been in the news recently and regularly for Intel’s investment in the state, little known however is the state’s proud tradition of excellence and innovation in the semiconductor industry, with several key companies leading the way. Swagelok, Silfex (Lam Research), and Parker Hannifin are among the Ohio-based companies that have made significant contributions to the industry, providing high-quality products and services to semiconductor manufacturers around the world.  From large corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Ohio has a wide range of companies involved in the semiconductor industry. This diversity provides a unique perspective on the industry as a whole, and allows for collaboration and innovation across a broad spectrum of technologies. A non-exhaustive list of other companies, such as Bullen Ultrasonics, Tosoh America Inc., Kulite, have also established a strong presence in Ohio, leveraging the state’s strengths in manufacturing, research, and innovation.

Ohio’s universities have also played a crucial role in supporting the semiconductor industry, providing a talented workforce and cutting-edge research facilities. The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, Denison University, University of Dayton, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Akron are just a few examples of the many universities in the state that have strong programs in engineering, materials science, data analytics and other fields relevant to the semiconductor industry. These universities have partnered with semiconductor companies to develop new technologies and train the next generation of engineers and scientists. Did you know  Vinod Dham – the architect of Intel’s famed Pentium microprocessor was a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati?

Despite the challenges facing the semiconductor industry, such as the shortage of skilled workers and the need to adapt to changing market conditions, Ohio’s commitment to innovation and collaboration across different sectors provides a unique perspective on the industry. With strong support from universities and state and local governments, Ohio is well-positioned to be a leader in the semiconductor industry for years to come. By leveraging its strengths in manufacturing, research, and innovation, Ohio can continue to attract and support semiconductor companies that are driving the industry forward.”

Q&A with COTC President Berry

May 4, 2023|

Question: What advice do you have for high school students looking at careers in manufacturing similar to those at Intel?

Answer:  Dr. John Berry, President of Central Ohio Technical College, stated, “I would recommend a high school student research careers in advanced manufacturing, what types of training or skillsets are needed for employment, and what type of work would they be doing within the company. There are some great resources available, such as Ohio Means Jobs K-12 Student Center, that offer great information on career exploration. I would encourage the student to connect with their school counselor to discuss taking an introductory course in engineering at the high school (if available), visit the area career center to learn about their manufacturing training programs or explore enrolling in introductory engineering/manufacturing courses at their local community college through the College Credit Plus program. Lastly, I would encourage the student to research local manufacturing companies in their community to learn more about what they produce. A company’s website is a great place to learn about an organization, what types of jobs are available, and what they are looking for in their workforce. The student should consider contacting area companies to see if they could potentially tour the facility or engage in a job shadowing opportunity.”

Insight Newsletter #7 – Licking County Has Seen This Before

April 25, 2023|

The seventh edition of the Insight newsletter is now out.  The digital edition offers a perspective on Ohio’s role in the semiconductor industry, Licking County’s history with unique manufacturing construction, and a Q&A answer for high schoolers.

See the full newsletter:  Welcome Intel Insight – Seventh Edition

Also, find a print version of the newsletter.

Framework Input Opportunity Continues

April 14, 2023|

Don’t miss your chance to share your insight!

The second round of public engagement for FRAMEWORK, a collaboration of 15 jurisdictions working together to help shape the future of our community, is taking place through the month of April.

Please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to visit the following page on the FRAMEWORK website to participate in a mapping exercise.

This engagement tool allows participants an opportunity to identify model character types and areas of opportunity within our county.

Model Character includes:
• Places that are working well, reflect well on the community and should be protected/maintained
• Places that represent good precedents that could be replicated elsewhere

Opportunities for Improvement to Character include:
• Places that are weak and need to be improved or changed
• Places at risk or are threatened and need attention
• Places that have significant untapped opportunity