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The Southeast US Battery Belt Is Learning To Love EVs

As electric vehicle battery plants rise in the Southeast region of the United States, they’re accompanied by good jobs, and these jobs are better paying than any of the previous textile or furniture industry positions from years past. EV battery plants are reinvigorating areas left destitute by factory closings, to the point that the region has a new nickname: the Battery Belt.

It’s a designation for a geographic manufacturing sector that is becoming the core for the domestic cleantech supply chain .Several multi-billion-dollar battery and battery component factories have opened or been announced in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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