Lucid Motors has selected Casa Grande for its electric car manufacturing operation. The facility will bring over 2,000 projected new jobs and more than $700 million in capital investment to the region by 2022.
“Lucid Motors’ selection of Casa Grande is the latest in a string of exciting economic development wins this year in Pinal County,” said Pinal County Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd House. “On behalf of the entire Board of Supervisors and Pinal County executive staff and employees, I am thrilled to welcome to Lucid Motors to Arizona. We look forward to continuing to work together to help create a prosperous future for both the company and our county.”
Following an extensive search across 13 states and 60 sites, Lucid Motors selected Arizona based on numerous positive factors including business climate, infrastructure, talent, geographic location, and the automotive supply chain in the Arizona-Sonora Megaregion.
“Lucid Motors’ announcement today is a testament to what can happen when entrepreneurs and elected officials come together to create new and exciting economic opportunities,” said Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich. “This major investment will generate a steady stream of career opportunities and capital for the Arizona-Sonora Megaregion—a perfect example of the relationship that Governor Ducey and I have envisioned for our two states. I want to thank everyone on our team who worked for months to make this vision a lasting and fruitful reality.”
Development of the site is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2017 as Lucid completes its site planning and permitting processes. Hiring is also expected to begin during 2017. The company will work closely with the state to prepare veterans for jobs and intends to hire a large contingent of veterans into its workforce. Cars are expected to be in production in the factory towards the end of 2018.
“Lucid Motors is building the luxury automobile of the future, and we have an opportunity to become the global leader in automotive technology,” said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid Motors’ Chief Technology Officer. “We are confident Arizona is the ideal location to advance our innovations and will continue to provide an excellent platform for our success.”
“Over the past five years, Casa Grande has worked diligently to attract companies that will serve as economic drivers for our entire region, and Lucid Motors is a huge win for us” said Casa Grande Mayor Bob Jackson. “This strategic investment by Lucid Motors continues to demonstrate the many attributes that define Casa Grande as a promising area for long-term growth and success in economic development.”