Intel’s New Chip Factory In Licking County Is Great News For The Columbus Community

The last couple of years have seen a global shortage of semiconductor chips. Factories in Asia have struggled to meet demand. This is now starting to affect major manufacturers like General Motors and Ford who are talking about having to shut down production plants because of the shortages.  There’s a need to ensure that the United States has its own production capacity for these devices that are at the core of every piece of technology and increasingly an essential part of everyday life.

This is not just phones and toasters. The Department of Defense is also a major user of microchips. The consequences of defense equipment shortages is a national concern.

According to JobsOhio:

  • 70% of semiconductors are produced in Asia
  • Foreign-built chips create national security risks
  • Hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs have left the U.S.
  • A shortage of chips is strangling more than 300 downstream economic sectors and puts 26 million jobs at risk

Ohio is the the place to be

Congress passed the CHIPS Act last year but without funding. The aim of the Act is to create an incentive for chip manufacturers to increase US production despite the higher costs. The $52 billion funding package is still delayed in the House of Representatives but Ohio has taken the initiative and demonstrated that we have everything a chip manufacturer could possibly need.

Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor producer, agrees and has decided to  set up a new manufacturing facility in Licking County, just to the East of Columbus.

This is great news for everyone in the state but particularly for the businesses and local community of Columbus.

Intel’s First New Manufacturing Site In Forty Years

The benefits to the community will kick in almost immediately. 

This is a huge infrastructure development with an initial investment of $20 billion to create a 1000 acre campus site near Jersey Township with two production plants. 

Work will start on construction in the latter part of 2022 and the first chips will be produced in 2025. At full buildout the total investment will potentially extend to $100 billion over the next decade making it one of the largest sites in the world.

How will this affect Columbus?

There will be immediate jobs for over 7,000 construction workers and this will create business for all of the associated supply chains both locally and statewide.

Intel will need a technical and engineering workforce and plan to invest $100 million over the next ten years in partnership with Ohio universities, community colleges and the US National Science foundation to develop a pipeline of skilled talent from within the region.

This means a significant boost in the attraction of living in Columbus with residential developments and the associated support services. This is going to be a significant “shot in the arm” for Columbus and Licking County businesses and real estate.

Intel have stated their belief in a sustainable future and will be following “green building” principles throughout. The entire site will be powered by 100% renewable energy with zero total waste to landfill.

So welcome to Ohio, Intel, we are ready to make this an outstanding opportunity for everyone.

History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson officially declared Waterloo, N.Y. as the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. The place has been disputed, with many small towns or cities across the land claiming the title, but the one thing that’s always been remembered is what it stands for.

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is indeed the day when we honor all those who have died in our nation’s service; those who made it possible for us to be free today.

On May 5, 1868, General John Logan (national commander, Grand Army of the Republic), officially proclaimed Memorial Day for the first time. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers, at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize it was New York (this was in 1873). By 1890, all northern states recognized Memorial Day. After World War I, when the holiday changed to acknowledge all who died fighting in any war, the South also recognized it. Today, almost every State celebrates Memorial Day on the last Monday in May. Several southern states, such as Texas and Alabama, also have a separate day on which they honor their Confederate war dead.

As we attend our festivities this Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives so we could enjoy our freedom.

Possibilities for North Market Development

Columbus OH Possibilities for North Market Development

North Market News!

The City of Columbus has announced its interest in updating and renovating the thriving North Market. City officials are soliciting ideas from local developers about expanding the full-to-bursting popular urban marketplace, with the tentative plan to sell to a developer who can bring innovation and expand the usable space there.

Columbus is clear, they’re looking for long-term success for the North Market that is and the North Market that could be…if the plans they see don’t make sense for the space or would threaten the market or surrounding neighborhood, they’ll keep the market as it is.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the initial response from North Market manager and vendors was positive. The market has been around for 140 years, and previous changes have been good for both the Market and the neighborhood. An expanded North Market could be good for everyone if done well.

The Columbus Team looks forward to seeing the possibilities for North Market development!

Clinton Elementary Takes First Place!

Recently, ColumbusMonthly.com ranked Central Ohio schools, and The Columbus Team was thrilled to see a neighborhood school, Clinton Elementary take first place in the Elementary division! Our team is tickled to see a neighbor’s hard work and excellence rewarded! The Columbus Monthly rankings were based on student-teacher ratio, teacher education and experience, and the dollar amount spent per student.  CES was rated #1 out of many other wonderful elementary schools in the area.

Clinton Elementary is a Columbus City School serving 419 students in grades K-6. Their average student-teacher ratio was 21 students per full-time teacher, and their teachers have an average of 12 years on the job with 60% having Master’s degree or higher. Fully 100% of Clinton Elementary teachers are highly qualified. Students are equally dedicated, with a 97% daily attendance rate. The school and district spend an average of $8,900 per student per year.

The Columbus Team would like to congratulate and celebrate Clinton Elementary for their outstanding performance by anyone’s standards. We’re proud of our local teachers and school staff for creating such a wonderful learning environment for neighborhood children.

Want to learn more about Clintonville or other area neighborhoods? We know Columbus! Contact The Columbus Team today!

Victorian Village Neighborhood is a Top Ten Most Beautiful!

The Columbus Team was tickled to see that our own Victorian Village neighborhood rates in the Top Ten Most Beautiful, according to Thrillist.com!

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The gorgeous range of classic architectural styles, the deep green landscape of Goodale Park, and the tree-lined streets were all listed at reasons why this Columbus neighborhood ranked #9 in a nation filled with beautiful choices. We’re so proud to see one of our favorite places in the capitol city listed alongside the New Orleans Garden District, Hyde Park in Chicago, and Central Park West in NYC. That’s quite a compliment!

We know Columbus. Want help finding the perfect beautiful neighborhood for you? Call us today!

Victorian Village Homes for Sale

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