BURLINGTON, Kan. (KAKE) - EMP Shield is investing $1.9 billion in building a computer chip manufacturing facility in Kansas, bringing over 1,200 new jobs.

The company will build its facility in Silicon Prairie Industrial Park on 300 acres along with six other suppliers. 

“Bringing economic prosperity to every corner of the state – particularly rural Kansas – has been a priority since my very first day in office,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “We achieve that with this project, creating thousands of high-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree and proving that every Kansas community is ripe for investment and growth.”  

“This high-tech advanced manufacturing project will provide lucrative career opportunities for hard-working Kansans,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “Our economic development strategy is designed to keep nurturing the roots of our young talent so they can remain here in Kansas.” 

Running four production lines, EMP Shield will produce thousands of chips per week and provide jobs for hardworking Kansans. 

“Coffey County appears to really hit the sweet spot for everything requested for CHIPS Act funding,” EMP Shield Founder and Lead Engineer Tim Carty said. “Everything is falling into place, and the state’s strong support hopefully gets us one step closer to a favorable federal response.” 

“This next-generation technology project will help our community grow and make our country safer. That’s a win for everyone,” Carty continued.