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One year since Samsung Electronics' Taylor expansion announcement

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Gov. Greg Abbott, left, with Kinam Kim, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics Device Solutions Division, on Nov. 23, 2021. On Nov. 23, 2021, Samsung Electronics made its largest investment in the United States by announcing it was building a $17 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility in the small town of Taylor, Texas. Now, one year later, what was once fields along Farm to Market 973 is now dotted with dozens of cranes and hundreds of construction workers. The growth experienced across the area has been exceptional. "For more than 25 years, Samsung Austin Semiconductor has demonstrated our commitment to being a good corporate citizen in Central Texas," Jon Taylor, corporate vice president of Samsung Austin Semiconductor, said. "We have been drivers of job generation, significant economic impact and we prioritize regular engagement in the community through organizations that have invested in our success. From the local school district to our employees to the communities our workforce call home, we believe in making a positive impact."
View of the Taylor construction site in October 2022. Over the past 12 months, we've worked with the community to make sure we are a good neighbor. We've been engaged in community events such as the City of Taylor's Music on Main to the Williamson County Fair and Rodeo, and we also implemented a new internship program with the Taylor Independent School District. In August, we made a $1 million donation to four nonprofits that are making a difference in the Taylor area. As part of our commitment to the local workforce, Samsung hosted a job fair in August and the second job fair is scheduled for the end of November and early December. Once completed, the 5-million-square-meter site in Taylor will employ approximately 2,000 people and thousands more in indirect jobs. We are proud to be a part of the Taylor community and we will continue to build upon the relationships that we have formed over the past year. Learn more about Samsung's Taylor investment by clicking here.