6/16/2022, 6 p.m.
LEGO Group will build its first U.S. factory producing its hugely popular plastic building blocks for children to create and build anything they can imagine in Chesterfield County.
The announcement Wednesday that the Denmark-based company has chosen the Meadowville Technology Park as the site for its projected $1 billion production facility is welcome news for the county and our region.
The factory that will take up to three years to build, will be an economic shot in the arm that will have ripple effects on construction, housing and a host of other business segments will feel positive impacts.
Hundreds of people from large and small companies will be involved in constructing the plant over the next three years, and the world’s largest toymaker then expects to create at least 1,760 good-paying jobs once the plant opens in 2025, providing a new source of employment for residents of Richmond and surrounding areas.
The state government proffered just $75 million in incentives from programs created during former Gov. Ralph Northam’s tenure to help lure the company to Central Virginia.
LEGO’s decision drew national and international attention, shining what current Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin called a “global spotlight on the commonwealth as the best business location in the nation. “
We congratulate all involved in securing this splendid new manufacturing addition for our area.