ULI Virginia: 'Leg Godt'. The Lego Group Comes to Chesterfield


2022-11-30T07:30:00 - 2022-11-30T09:00:00

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    Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) 601 W Broad Street Richmond, VA 23220 United States


    Standard Pricing Until November 28 Members Non-Members
    Private $30.00 $60.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $30.00 $60.00
    Retired $30.00 N/A
    Student $10.00 $20.00
    Under Age 35 $30.00 $60.00
    Late Pricing Begins November 29
    Private $40.00 $70.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $40.00 $70.00
    Retired $40.00 N/A
    Student $20.00 $30.00
    Under Age 35 $40.00 $70.00

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022


    7:30 am - 8:00 am   Networking Reception
    8:00 am - 9:00 am   Presentation & Q&A


    Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA)
    601 W Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23220

    Members              $30
    Non-Members      $60 
    Students.               $10/$20

    Opening Remarks: 
    Robert Taylor, Executive Director, Kornblau Real Estate, VCU School of Business

    Matt McLaren, Senior Project Manager, Chesterfield Economic Development


    Jesse Smith, Deputy County Administrator for Community Development, Chesterfield County
    Vince Barnett, Senior Vice President, Business Investment, VEDP
    Michael Ivey, Vice President of Marketing + Communications, Greater Richmond Partnership


    The Lego Group plans to build a 1.7 million square foot factory in Chesterfield, Va, creating more than 1,760 jobs over a 10-year period.  The professionals who helped make this happen will discuss the project’s life cycle, what it means for our region, and how to leverage this success in new pursuits.   

    The Danish company, anticipates spending more than $1 billion over a 10-year-period on the new factory. Construction of the manufacturing plant, which will be the company’s first in the United States, will get under way this fall with the facility scheduled to begin operating during the second half of 2025.

    Niels Christiansen, chief executive officer of LEGO Group said a variety of factors made Chesterfield County, Virginia an attractive location for the new facility.“We are looking forward to making LEGO bricks in the US, one of our largest markets,” Christiansen said. “The location in Virginia allows us to build a solar park which supports our sustainability ambitions and provides easy links to country-wide transportation networks. We are also looking forward to creating fantastic employment opportunities for the people of Virginia.”