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Georgia sets $1.5B in aid for electric vehicle maker Rivian

Gov. Brian Kemp walks past a Rivian electric truck after announcing that electric truck maker Rivian Automotive will build a $5 billion battery and assembly plant east of Atlanta projected to employ 7,500 workers, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Atlanta. The state announced on Monday, May, 2, 2022, that it and local governments had agreed to offer Rivian $1.5 billion of incentives to build a 7,500-job, $5 billion electric vehicle plant..

ATLANTA — The state of Georgia and local governments will give Rivian Automotive $1.5 billion of incentives to build a 7,500-job, $5 billion electric vehicle plant.

That’s according to documents the company and state signed Monday. That’s by far the largest incentive package Georgia has ever offered to a company.

Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson says the size of the package is “appropriate” for the largest single industrial announcement in Georgia history.

Rivian hopes to break ground as early as this summer and begin production in Georgia in 2024.

The plant has been beset by opposition from residents east of Atlanta who say Rivian will spoil their rural quality of life.

 

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