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CHATHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Governor Roy Cooper was among those attending a groundbreaking ceremony at electric car maker Vinfast.
The Vietnamese car maker is set to bring 7,500 jobs to the area. Chatham County beat out 29 other locations across 12 other states to land the facility.
New site plans and renderings for the 1,800 acre-site were released earlier this month, including a general assembly building, a body shop, paint shop, and several other buildings on the campus.
The company received a $1.2 billion incentive package from the state for the project in which they say capacity will reach 150,000 vehicles per year.
Earlier this year, Vinfast announced it was delaying the beginning of production at the location until 2025.
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