Water for chip plants
I haven’t kept up on chip manufacturing techniques but several years ago they used massive amounts of water every day (100k gallons? I vaguely recall).
If that’s the case, setting up a chip plant in the desert or any part of the drought-riden southwest is irresponsible.
States that still have heavy rainfall would make better sites.
If local AZ governments or the AZ state government has guaranteed a massive water supply for chip plants ahead of residential use, that’d be par for the course.
But maybe chip plants don’t require a high volume of water anymore.
Maybe investigate that.