From WRAL TechWire, by Rick Smith:

Wolfspeed’s announcement on Friday that the Durham company would build a $5 million semiconductor plant in Chatham County and create more than 1,800 jobs took on an almost victorious election campaign atmosphere complete with campaign buttons. But these colorful pins weren’t about Democrats or Republicans.

No – the 9$, 9K, 22 represented the county’s remarkable year in economic development with the Wolfspeed announcement coming on – you have already guessed – Sept. 9.

The “9s”:

  • $9 billion coming in new industrial plants from Wolfspeed and electric vehicle manufacturer VinFast
  • Pledges of 9,000 jobs

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