/ Modified nov 30, 2022 10:20 p.m.

Battery plant hoping to move to Tucson

If approved it could bring $3.1 billion in economic impact to Pima County

360 pima county admin File image of the Pima County Administration Building in downtown Tucson.
AZPM Staff

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will take a proposal next week that could bring a new battery manufacturing company to Tucson.

American Battery Factory is hoping to buy more than 200 acres in a lease-purchase deal with the county. The property is near Raytheon, south of Tucson International Airport.

The Utah-based company announced in a news release Wednesday that it plans to build a lithium battery plant on the property.

The proposal is on the board's agenda for December 6.

A memo to members of the board from County Administrator Jan Lesher says the deal could have a $3.1 billion economic impact on Pima County over the coming decade.

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