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LEGO to build $1 billion U.S. manufacturing plant outside Richmond, to create 1760+ jobs

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced today June 15 that the LEGO Group will invest more than $1 billion to construct its U.S. manufacturing plant in Chesterfield County outside Richmond. The company will construct a new 1.7 million-square-foot precision manufacturing facility in Meadowville Technology Park, which will create 1,760+ new jobs, according to the Governor’s Office.

“The LEGO Group’s decision to establish its U.S. manufacturing plant in Virginia shines a global spotlight on the advantages that make the Commonwealth the best business location in the nation, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with this iconic company,” said Gov. Youngkin. “This transformational project will bolster Virginia’s manufacturing industry, which continues its renaissance with major investments by high-caliber corporate partners like the LEGO Group. Thank you to the Senate and House leadership in partnering with our team in this process.”

“The LEGO brand is a beloved brand for families across the world, their substantial investment and the creation of 1,760+ new jobs is a tremendous win for Virginia and Chesterfield County,” said Caren Merrick, Secretary of Commerce and Trade.  “The Commonwealth’s commitment to infrastructure, education, and workforce is paying dividends, and we are confident the company will benefit from these efforts as it ramps up its U.S. manufacturing plant. We are thrilled to welcome the LEGO Group to Virginia and look forward to the company’s growth in the Commonwealth and the U.S.”

Niels B. Christiansen, CEO, the LEGO Group, said, “We were impressed with all that Virginia has to offer, from access to a skilled workforce, support for high-quality manufacturers, and great transport links. We appreciate support for our ambition to build a carbon-neutral run facility and construct a solar park and are looking forward to building a great team with support from the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program.”

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