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Still about a year from opening new plant, Samsung is already driving growth outside of Taylor

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AUSTIN (KXAN) - Samsung's new chip manufacturing plant is still about a year away from its expected opening date, but the company is churning more than dirt in Taylor- it's also churning the economic engine in the surrounding area. "We do benefit tremendously from the proximity," said Robert Farley, economic development director for the City of Hutto, located just a few minutes west of Taylor. Farley said the city owns properties about four to five miles away from the new plant, and they've already had dozens of businesses knocking on their door wanting to be close to Samsung. Click here to read the full KXAN story. To learn more about the Taylor expansion, click here.