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Statement by Acting Secretary Su on announcement of construction of new semiconductor fabrication sites in New York, Idaho

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary Julie Su today issued the following statement on the announcement that the Biden-Harris administration’s CHIPS and Science Act and its Investing in America agenda have resulted in Micron Technology Inc. announcing the construction of three new fabrication facilities, which are expected to create more than 70,000 jobs:

“For President Biden, ‘made in America’ is not a slogan – it’s an economic strategy. Today’s announcement is helping to bring that strategy to life with an investment in Micron, a company that is building three new fabrication facilities so that the semiconductors that power everything from electric vehicles to cell phones to satellites, are made right here at home, creating more than 70,000 jobs. 

 “Micron is not just a company on the cutting edge of the semiconductor industry; it’s also leading the way forward on pro-worker business practices. Micron is building its two new fabrication sites with Project Labor Agreements, which means construction workers get collectively bargained wages, benefits, and safety protections. The company clearly values employees' collective voice and contribution to positive outcomes: it has committed to respecting its workers’ right to organize and plans to open discussions for labor peace on the project. And, once built, Micron will provide childcare for workers at these sites. 

“Also included in today’s announcement is Micron’s commitment to join the Department of Labor’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector Table. This group of labor, industry, and workforce organizations will make sure that the next generation of America’s manufacturing workers are diverse and that people who have been left out in the past can get these good jobs, while employers will have the pipeline of job-ready workers they need. Micron is also expanding its Registered Apprenticeship programs that connect workers, including those from communities that have historically been left behind, with these good jobs in their communities. 

“Taken together, along with the partnerships that the company is forging with labor unions, Micron’s commitments demonstrate that the best investment a company can make is in its workers. And the Biden-Harris administration’s investment in Micron is one more way that we’re growing our economy from the middle out and the bottom up.”

Editor's Note: This statement has been updated to correct the number and location of facilities announced today. 

Office of the Secretary
April 25, 2024
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Media Contact: Grace Hagerty
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