CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande City Council will consider two resolutions at its meeting Tuesday about creating a Foreign Trade Zone to accommodate both the proposed Chang Chun chemical plant and a proposed LCY semiconductor manufacturing facility.

The 540,000-square-foot chemical plant is part of three major projects in development as part of Phase I of the Pinal County Technology Park on the western edge of the city along Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.

The proposed semiconductor plant is also planned in the city’s industrial region, just west of the Lucid Motors site at the intersection of Peters and Burris roads.

Staff notes clarify that the two projects should create over 260 jobs — 209 with Chang Chun and 57 with LCY.

A Foreign Trade Zone is a designated area in the U.S. where commercial merchandise, both domestic and foreign, receives the same Customs treatment it would if it were outside the country.

Prior to the regular meeting, the council will also discuss “A Hand Up” services for veterans and military families, as well as an update on the 2022 fiscal year budget.

Although typically the council meets on Monday, this upcoming meeting will be on Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Both portions of the meeting will take place in the council chambers beginning at 6 p.m.

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Aaron Dorman is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more. He can be reached at adorman@pinalcentral.com.

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