RICHARD CRAVER, Greensboro News and Record (12/31/22)
For Greensboro and Guilford County economic developers, workforce trainers and residential and commercial real-estate firms, 2023 will be a year of speculation.
The first of several waves of hiring is slated to begin in earnest for two employers planting what are hoped to be deep roots in the county and Triad.
Construction is projected to commence by this spring — weather permitting — on Boom Supersonic’s $500 million “superfactory” at Piedmont Triad International Airport.
The target completion date is the second quarter of 2024 for a 400,000-square-foot facility that will house manufacturing, assembly, testing and distribution operations.
Boom officials have said they plan to ramp up hiring in pace as operations become functional.
The pledged goal is hiring at least 1,761 employees by the end of 2029, and potentially up to 2,400 by 2032.
Meanwhile, Toyota North Carolina is on a quicker timeline for its $3.79 billion electric-vehicle battery production plant in Liberty and nearby northern Randolph County
The Toyota business unit said production is slated to begin in 2025 at the Greensboro-Randolph megasite, where it projects having 2,100 jobs.
The Toyota subsidiary plans to build lithium-ion batteries at the plant for about 200,000 hybrid and electric vehicles annually.
An initial round of hiring is under way for production and maintenance employees. For hiring information, go to www.toyota.com/careers.
Full Story: The News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) (12/31)