One Year of President Biden’s Chips and Science Act in Pennsylvania

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WASHINGTON, D.C. One week from today marks the one-year anniversary of President Biden signing the CHIPS and Science Act into law. This legislation — which has already spurred more than $300 million in semiconductor and electronics investments in Pennsylvania — is a first-of-its-kind national investment in one of the nation’s biggest sectors of economic growth. 

Ahead of the anniversary, Building Back Together spokesperson McKenzie Wilson released the following statement:

“President Biden’s signing of the CHIPS and Science Act into law has spurred a U.S. manufacturing boom the country had not seen in generations. Since its passage one year ago, the CHIPS and Science Act has already led to massive local investments in Pennsylvania’s semiconductor and electronics manufacturing capacity, including more than 300 million dollars in private investments into the state. Perhaps most importantly, this bill is also investing in American workers. More than 60% of semiconductor fabrication plant jobs don’t require a college degree, and it’s why the Biden-Harris Administration has announced new partnerships with local officials and governments across Pennsylvania to train the workforce of the future. 

Put simply, the CHIPS and Science Act’s impact on Pennsylvania is Bidenomics in action: public investments spur private investments, creating jobs and helping grow the middle class.”

In just one year, the CHIPS and Science Act is already making a major impact for Pennsylvanians:

  • In Hometown, EMD Electronics announced a $300 million plant expansion of its manufacturing site, creating an estimated 300 jobs.
  • In June, Pittsburgh was designated as one of the Biden-Harris Administration’s designated workforce hubs to help meet local demand for labor driven by the Administration’s infrastructure and manufacturing investments.
  • And last month, Penn State announced it would become a founding institution member of Micron Technology’s Semiconductor Network, investing in a new hands-on curriculum to train students for semiconductor manufacturing positions.

And across the country, the CHIPS and Science Act has:

  • Helped generate more than $231 billion in private-sector semiconductor and electronics manufacturing projects across the United States since it was signed into law. 
  • Forged a new pathway for those without college degrees to find high-wage jobs: more than 60% of jobs in semiconductor fabrication plants don’t require a college degree. In order to help workers get the training they need to qualify for these roles, the Biden-Harris Administration is working with high schools and community colleges to train 100,000 new technicians over the next decade through apprenticeships, career and technical education, and career pathway programs.
  • Become a central part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda to rebuild our manufacturing and supply chains here at home, solidify America’s global leadership, and protect our long-term national security. 

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