Micron holds symbolic groundbreaking on $15 billion plant: ‘the desert… will be transformed’
Micron Technology welcomed an array of public officials for a symbolic groundbreaking event on its campus in southeast Boise Monday Morning. The company announced earlier this month it would invest $15 billion in expansion at the Boise site to add manufacturing of semiconductor chips back to US soil.
Company CEO Sanjay Mehrotra was joined by US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, US Senator Jim Risch, Idaho Gov. Brad Little, and Boise Mayor Lauren McLean, along with a host of other well-known names in the community.
The groundbreaking included officials shoveling dirt and a series of explosives off in the distance that ended with puffs of red, white, and blue smoke.