JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Knesset Finance Committee approved a $185.5 million grant to the Intel Company to expand a production plant in southern Israel.
The grant is part of a planned $5 billion investment by Intel in its plant in Kiryat Gat, which the company announced in May, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. The company also committed to hire 250 new employees, and use local vendors and retailers for some deals.
The Fab 28 plant manufactures chips for servers, workstations, mobile computers, and desktops, according to the Israeli business publication Calcalist.
Intel is Israel’s largest private employer and biggest exporter, with Intel Israel exporting $3.6 billion worth of goods in 2017, according to Globes.