Lucid Motors, a new electric car company, announced at a press conference today that it would begin building its manufacturing center in Casa Grande, Arizona, in 2017.
Parts and supplies for the facility will come from the state of Sonora in Mexico, which borders Arizona.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said that the company expects to bring 2000 new jobs to Arizona and invest $700 million in the site by the year 2022.
Brian Barron, Lucid Motors director of global manufacturing, said that Lucid will begin hiring for the production facility as early as next year.
Barron noted that he himself is a navy veteran and that Lucid has committed to training and hiring American military veterans for positions at the new facility.
During the parade of local elected officials and Lucid executives at the lectern, two of Lucid s alpha prototypes rolled into the plaza in front of the Arizona state capital building in Phoenix, where the event was held.