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Joby Aviation Plans Dayton, Ohio, Electric Air Taxi Production Plant

Joby Aviation Inc. plans to establish an electric air taxi manufacturing facility at the Dayton, Ohio. The $477.5 million project is expected to create 2,000 jobs.

The company will produce up to 500 aircraft per year at a 140-acre site, located at the Dayton International Airport. The new assembly-line manufacturing facility will build, test, and fly all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxis that will predominantly be used for commercial passenger operations. Production is scheduled for 2025.

"Ohio has a long, rich history in aviation, and we’re proud to bring the next chapter of that story to life in the place where it all started. As one of the top states in the country for aviation manufacturing and innovation, Ohio will play an important role in the future of our industry, and we’re looking forward to growing our team here,” said JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO of Joby Aviation. “We’re grateful to Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, Senator Brown, Senator Vance, Representative Turner, and the team at JobsOhio for continuing to grow Ohio’s leadership in aviation and ensuring the U.S. continues to lead the way in delivering quiet, emissions-free flight.”

The Ohio Department of Development Tax Credit Authority will consider a Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC) with an estimated value of $93 million and JobsOhio is considering a JobsOhio Grant of $110 million for Joby as well as Talent Acquisition Services to help Joby with its overall talent strategy. The services will be tailored to Joby’s needs, including elements such as attraction, engagement, selection, sourcing of candidates, and training. Joby plans to pursue Ohio’s TechCred assistance to prepare current and future employees for these high-tech manufacturing jobs and local incentives.

“When fully executed, the agreement and the forward vision Joby has shared today will mark the largest aviation job creation deal in Ohio history,” noted JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “Today we continue Ohio’s historic legacy as the past, the present, and the future of aviation innovation and further affirm we are in the midst of an economic renaissance of the American Midwest, with Ohio leading the way.”

Santa Cruz, California-based Joby Aviation is a U.S. venture-backed aviation company, developing an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that it intends to operate as an air taxi service. Joby has offices in San Carlos, California; Marina, California; and Munich, Germany.

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