NPR News for Central and Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Biden tours mid-Michigan microchip manufacturing plant

Wikimedia Commons

President Joe Biden touted major investments in U.S. manufacturing during a visit to Bay County Tuesday.

The president toured a silicon chip manufacturing plant where a South Korean company spent $300 million dollars on an expansion.

Biden said it's part of an effort to bring semi-conductor manufacturing back to the U.S.

“So instead of relying on chips made overseas, in places like China, the supply chain for those chips will be here in America. In Michigan. That’s a game changer," he said.

Biden also talked up new multi-billion-dollar subsidies, tax credits and other incentives to attract more manufacturing investment.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting. During his two and a half decades in broadcasting, Steve has won numerous awards, including accolades from the Associated Press and Radio and Television News Directors Association. Away from the broadcast booth, Steve is an avid reader and movie fanatic. Q&A