Casa Grande in Pinal County is the new home of a 500-acre, $700 million, 2,000-employee automotive manufacturer

Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors

(Note: Rose Law Group represents Landowners who helped make this project a reality.)

By Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal

Menlo Park, California-based Lucid Motors will build an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Casa Grande and has plans to build its luxury electric vehicles for first sale in 2018.

It is gearing up to compete with Mercedes, Audi and BMW, not positioning itself as an alternative to Tesla Motors or Faraday EVs.

“It took a serious partnership of the state, (Pinal) county and (Casa Grande) to bring this deal together,” said Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in an exclusive interview. “We made an extra effort to bring another major manufacturing facility to Arizona.”

Ducey essentially closed the deal for Arizona, according to Lucid Motors.