A lithium battery company was recently approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to develop a massive manufacturing facility in Tucson that is expected to bring millions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Arizona.

The facility is slated to be the first in a slew of battery cell gigafactories owned by American Battery Factory and will be built on 267 acres of Pima County’s Aerospace Research Campus, a 500-acre area developed to house aerospace, defense, research and technology companies.

The 2 million-square-foot facility is anticipated to provide $1.2 billion in capital investment and $3.1 billion in economic impact to the state over 10 years, according to a Board of Supervisors’ news release.

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