28 new projects with 9,000 jobs could be coming to CG

Casa Grande Dispatch

By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Pinal Central

CASA GRANDE — At least 28 development projects, worth about $2 billion and 9,000 jobs, have been proposed for Casa Grande since July of 2019, a city official says.

Casa Grande Economic Development Director Richard Wilkie gave an update Thursday to the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth on the new industry interested in moving into the city or investigating that.

Some of those projects, such as Lucid Motors and Nacero, are under or preparing for construction and others are still proposals that may or may not come to fruition, he said. Lucid Motors plans to have its initial plant finished and start manufacturing vehicles before the end of the year, he said. The city is working on an agreement to sell effluent water to Nacero, a company that would make gasoline from natural gas. The company is also working on getting a grant to build a bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near its building site on the west side.


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