The government just approved 100 million to build a new state of the art Lithium-Ion battery manufacturing plant.   Massachusetts will also be contributing an additional 9 million.

Boston Power, located in Westborough, Massachusetts, will be building the 455,000 sq ft plant.  The facility will be built in Auburn and will provide 600 jobs to the local area.

The plant will also provide an estimated 2,000 jobs through supply chain vendors.

Governor Deval Patrick said, “Our goal is to make Massachusetts a manufacturing hub for the advanced batteries that will power the nation’s clean energy future, and Boston-Power’s plan to create this facility in Auburn is a big step toward that goal.”

This is big news for us. If all goes as planned, we can be the leaders in our nation’s search for clean energy!