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Joby selects Dayton, Ohio, for first scaled manufacturing facility

Joby Aviation, a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it plans to locate its first scaled aircraft production facility in Dayton, Ohio.

Joby plans to build a facility capable of delivering up to 500 aircraft per year at the Dayton International Airport, supporting up to 2,000 jobs. The company says the 140-acre site it has selected has the potential to support significant further growth over time, providing enough land to build up to two million square feet of manufacturing space. Construction of the scaled Ohio facility is expected to start in 2024 and it is expected to come online in 2025.  Joby plans to use existing nearby buildings to begin near-term operations.

“The State of Ohio, JobsOhio and local political subdivisions have offered incentives and benefits of up to USD325 million to support the development of the facility, while Joby plans to invest up to USD500 million as it scales operations at the site” according to the press release.

“Joby’s selection of Ohio as the site for its first scaled aircraft production facility followed an extensive competitive site selection process and is contingent upon standard due diligence, state and local approvals of incentives, permitting and other legal and regulatory matters as customarily accompany such investment projects.”

Joby says its headquarters, research and development, and pilot production facility will remain in California.

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