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American Battery Factory Selects Tucson As Site For Its First Battery Cell Gigafactory In United States

TUCSON, AZ (December 6, 2022) — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Paul Charles, President and CEO of American Battery Factory (ABF), today announced that Tucson, Arizona has been selected as the site for the first in a planned series of battery cell gigafactories based in the United States. The site will serve as ABF’s official headquarters and will be the country’s largest gigafactory for the production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells at 2 million square feet. An estimated $1.2 billion capital investment, the new facility will create 300 jobs in the first phase of the factory’s opening, scaling up to 1,000 cumulative jobs. 


Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Awardees For The 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge

PHOENIX, AZ (December 1, 2022) — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 10 companies have been selected as Awardees for the 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale. The 10 companies will be added to the Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio and participate in the ACA's Venture Ready Accelerator, which helps startups refine their business plans, improve go-to-market execution strategies and increase investor readiness.


FrameTec Announces Construction Of Framing Manufacturing Facility In Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE, AZ (November 30, 2022) — FrameTec, a manufacturer and framing services company, announced today it has commenced construction of its roof and floor truss and wall panel manufacturing facility in Camp Verde, Arizona. The 110,000-square-foot facility is expected to be fully operational by spring 2024, creating over 180 new jobs. Representing a $40 million investment, the new facility will also serve as FrameTec’s U.S. headquarters.  

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