WOOD COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - Wood County commissioners have approved a tax abatement plan that will bring 500 jobs to the area.
The Sentinal-Tribune is reporting the commissioners have approved First Solar's plan to build a new, $400 million facility in Lake Township.
Earlier this month, Lake Township Trustees approved a 15-year tax abatement.
With the county commissioners' approval, 500 construction jobs will be filled.
The 500 jobs will equal $30 million dollars in salaries.
First Solar produces photovoltaic solar panels and has a plant in Perrysburg.
Construction is expected to begin in mid-June.