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The Cities Most Likely to Attract Semiconductor Factories

A new study identified 12 top candidates.

The U.S. appears to be in for a building boom in the semiconductor and advanced electronics sector.

Amid growing concerns about production shifting overseas, Congress this summer approved billions to rejuvenate the industry at home.

Several multi-billion-dollar projects have already been announced, but that could be just the tip of the iceberg.

A new study released by Ball State University might show where new projects are likely to land.

Researchers listed dozens of potential locations based on workforce data, such as educational attainment and population growth.

The list, predictably, included major metropolises and tech hubs, such as New York, Chicago and Seattle.

But two smaller cities also made the cut of “most likely” areas: Boulder, Colorado, and Madison, Wisconsin.

Although those communities feature lower populations, they are home to major research universities.

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