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A training class at Central Ohio Technical College. 

A training class at Central Ohio Technical College. 

Photographer: Maddie McGarvey for Bloomberg Businessweek
The Big Take

America’s $52 Billion Plan to Make Chips at Home Faces a Labor Shortage

In Ohio, a bipartisan push to build more fabs needs more workers—and quickly.

If you want to see what Joe Biden has called his “field of dreams,” head to the intersection of Clover Valley Road and Miller Road in Licking County, Ohio. Once you get there, you peer through a chain-link fence and around grassy berms at what on a recent gray winter morning looked like a sea of mud with a few bulldozers and some construction workers in hard hats and high-visibility vests. The cows in the nearby barn seemed more interested in their feed than the economic revolution unfolding next door.

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