By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic (Photo via Lucid)
Lucid unveiled its new luxury Air model at a groundbreaking for its Casa Grande factory.
Nearly 40 years ago, the first Nissans rolled off an assembly line in Tennessee, helping to turn a largely rural state with modest manufacturing aspirations into an automotive powerhouse.
Today, the Volunteer State produces more than 800,000 cars and trucks annually and employs around 123,000 people, with three major auto brands and more than 900 parts suppliers.
Could a similar scenario unfold in Arizona?
Arizona, like Tennessee, has commitments from three auto manufacturers and has made significant headway over the past three years. The next key step could involve more suppliers setting up shop here.