Episode 2: Ford's $5.6B Investment In EV: Introducing BlueOval City
On September 27th, 2021, Ford Motor Company officially announced BlueOval City to the world—a $5.6 Billion Dollar MegaCampus in conjunction with SK On that will sit on 3,600 acres and will create around 6,000 jobs. The MegaCampus will also house a battery manufacturing facility, battery recycling facility and a $40 million Tennessee College Of Applied Technology (TCAT) campus that will serve as Ford’s primary training center and for its suppliers that will locate near the plant. Ford envisions the site to be a sustainable automotive manufacturing ecosystem. Brandon takes a road trip to visit the site just two months after Ford broke ground, visits the Chambers of Commerce in both Brownsville and Jackson, Tn to get a read on the economic impact this will have in West Tennessee as well as to get a better grasp of the scope and scale of the Ford MegaSite. And lastly, Brandon stops to have lunch at Livingston’s Soda Fountain and Grill, which has become a favorite for Ford associates. Livingston’s has also developed The BlueOval Milkshake to welcome Ford to the area.