Queen Creek To House High-Tech Battery Facility

“Transformational” Investment To Support Thousands Of Technology Jobs


QUEEN CREEK, AZ (APRIL 19, 2022) – Queen Creek is set to be home to a battery manufacturing facility. A global battery producer for next-generation technologies, LG Energy Solution (LGES) announced last month it is initially investing $1.4 billion to build its first ever cylindrical-type battery facility in North America. The amount of investment could grow further.

The company expects that the new facility will be able to employ a few thousand people, with construction starting this summer and production commencing in 2024.

“The historic investment from LG Energy Solution is a generational one that will support thousands of good-paying jobs in Pinal County and throughout the state,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “Global technology leaders like LG are choosing Arizona because of our world-class business environment, advanced workforce, unbeatable quality of life, and culture of innovation - one that’s delivering unparalleled opportunity for current and future generations. My thanks to CEO Youngsoo Kwon and the entire team at LG Energy Solution, as well as to Sandra Watson and all the partners on this project including Pinal County, Queen Creek, SRP, Mesa Gas, and Central Arizona College. This announcement proves once again that Arizona means technology, and we’re only just getting started.”

“With LG Energy Solution’s announcement, Arizona has cemented our reputation as the world’s production capital for cutting-edge battery technology,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “This high-tech facility further anchors Arizona as a hub for electric vehicles and sustainable technologies, bolstering our already robust EV supply chain. We are incredibly grateful to LG Energy Solution for investing in Arizona and to the many partners who helped land this transformational facility in our state.”

"The addition of LG Energy Solution's high-tech battery manufacturing facility to Queen Creek is a massive investment that solidifies the market's position as a hub for battery technology and energy storage and is significant for Greater Phoenix as it continues to attract global leaders in emerging industries," said Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "With ASU and the region's universities leading the way in workforce development, Greater Phoenix has the infrastructure and graduate pipeline to feed directly into this facility and the ecosystem surrounding it, which is creating thousands of quality high-paying jobs."

Cylindrical batteries offer high-density, compact energy storage ideal for applications like electric vehicles. The state-of-the-art Arizona facility aims to establish LGES’s presence in North America’s cylindrical battery market while providing opportunity for further expansion.

"We're really excited that global powerhouse, LG Energy Solution has chosen Pinal County (for its new facility),” said Jeffrey McClure, Chairman of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. "Their investment in our great county is fantastic news for our workforce - too many of our residents currently travel out of the County to work, but LG Energy Solution's arrival will create high-paying jobs and training opportunities at their doorstep, providing our communities a true life balance of live, work, and play."

“We are thrilled to welcome LG Energy Solution to Queen Creek,” said Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney. “The announcement of LG Energy Solution is the culmination of years of strategic planning. It will bring thousands of local jobs to our highly skilled workforce - enhancing the quality of life our residents experience, additional infrastructure and major capital investment. This isn’t just a win for Queen Creek, it will positively impact our region. Advanced manufacturing is a targeted sector and will be located adjacent to State Route 24. The area is planned for mixed use and will further the employment opportunities for Queen Creek, Pinal County, the greater East Valley and the state.”

The facility will feature a cutting-edge smart factory system including remote support, manufacturing intelligence, logistics automation and more. The one-of-a-kind technology, along with its expertise in the mass production of batteries, allows LGES to meet consumer demands in a stable manner and secure the company’s leadership in the North American battery market.

High-tech manufacturing, including semiconductors, electric vehicles, and batteries, is flourishing in Arizona, supporting the addition of thousands of new jobs through direct production and supply chain operations in recent years. The state has seen recent multi-billion-dollar investments from global technology leaders such as Intel and TSMC while EV makers such as Lucid, Nikola, and ElectraMeccanica have production operations in the state.

Media Contacts
Alyssa Tufts, Arizona Commerce Authority, [email protected]

Constance Halonen-Wilson, Town of Queen Creek, [email protected]

James Daniels, Pinal County, [email protected]


About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.


About the Town of Queen Creek
Founded in 1989, the Town of Queen Creek continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in Arizona with a population of nearly 72,000. Queen Creek strives to ensure a high quality of life, promote a strong sense of community, protect residents, and provide world class public service. Ranked as the best city in Arizona for millennials to thrive (Zippia, 2019), one of the top 10 suburbs to move to in the U.S. (Homie.com, 2021), the best place to raise a family in the west (Dwellics, 2022) and one of the best places to work (2018) by the Phoenix Business Journal, the Town offers an extensive trail system, award winning parks, unique agritainment destinations and a vibrant Town Center. For additional information visit QueenCreekAZ.gov and follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek and Twitter.com/TownofQC.


About Pinal County
Pinal County, located in the heart of Arizona between Phoenix and Tucson, is one of the most exciting high-tech growth regions in the United States. A County known historically for agriculture and mining, it has grown from a population of 180,000 at the turn of the Millenium to over 425,000 by 2020. This provides a skilled and available labor force of nearly two hundred thousand, with over 40% of resident Bachelor's degrees earned in the science and engineering fields. The infrastructure in this Connecticut-size county includes Interstates 10 (California to Florida) and 8 (Pinal County to San Diego), as well as the Union Pacific railroad, connecting Pinal County to numerous major markets. Three international airports within a short drive mean the Country's major cities are a direct flight away. Pinal County's government is passionately committed to providing a business-friendly climate with lower operating costs, numerous incentives, and thousands of acres of shovel-ready developable land. For more information, visit pinalcountyaz.gov.