Wednesday, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced another big-time win for the Commonwealth.
The LEGO Group is investing $1 billion to make Virginia its home base for American manufacturing, bringing nearly 2,000 new jobs to the state.
LEGO is the largest toy corporation in the entire world. Youngkin Press Secretary Macaulay Porter took to Twitter to announce the move:
LEGO also announced the move on Twitter:
Governor Glenn Youngkin’s first months in Richmond have seen ups and downs in polling, but no one in the Commonwealth can deny the impressive new investments pouring in.
LEGO follows aerospace giant Boeing and defense tech behemoth Raytheon in shifting resources, investments, and job opportunities to Virginia.
“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 Governor Glenn Youngkin.
“This transformational project will create more than 1,760 jobs and 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.”
Just wish something as good as LEGO would be built in Southwestern Virginia and bring jobs and benefits to those in this area who are struggling. Our area needs better and more job opportunities for it’s citizens.