The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:
Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s decision to halt plans for a $3.5 billion Ford Motor Co. battery plant over his concerns about Chinese influence cost one of the poorest areas of Virginia a reported 2,500 jobs with potential for more. If Ford finalized the project, the plant would have gone in the Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill.
The location still has no tenant, however, after Youngkin intervened to stop plans for the plant because of its partnership with Chinese company Contemporary Amperex Technology. Democrats slammed Youngkin, saying he put national politics in front of thousands of jobs. Youngkin is considering a run for president.
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