Congressman Cohen Commends Ford for Plans to Expand into West Tennessee

October 21, 2021
Press Release
Invests in one of the largest battery and vehicle manufacturing campuses at Memphis Megasite

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the House floor this afternoon to commend the Ford Motor Company for its commitment to invest $5.6 billion to build a 3,600-acre mega campus, Blue Oval City, on the Memphis Regional Megasite in Haywood County. The campus will include the Ford assembly plant, a supplier park and a battery manufacturing plant to produce the company’s F-series all-electric trucks. The investment is expected to create 5,800 new jobs.

In his remarks, Congressman Cohen said in part:

“We’re happy and proud that Ford picked this site for these jobs and for this important environmental effort to have batteries for vehicles and electric trucks. We think Ford will be a great representative in Memphis…I appreciate Ford coming to Memphis.”

See Congressman Cohen’s entire speech here.