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Joe Biden on Tuesday will visit Arizona for the first time as president, appearing at a massive Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. facility under construction in north Phoenix. TSMC has just announced it was expanding its investment in Arizona to $40 billion to produce cutting-edge semiconductors.

Biden was expected to discuss how TSMC’s new investments are an outgrowth of his economic plan.

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Follow coverage by Arizona Republic reporters here.

4:40 p.m.: Biden leaves Arizona after 1st presidential trip

Air Force One was wheels up at 4:39 p.m. from Luke Air Force Base, marking the end of President Joe Biden’s visit to Phoenix and his first to Arizona since he was elected president.

Biden’s time in the state lasted about four hours and included one stop, a tour and remarks at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s new facilities in north Phoenix. Air Force One is headed back to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, with Sen. Mark Kelly and Reps. Raúl Grijalva, Tom O’Halleran, and Greg Stanton aboard, along with multiple White House staffers.

— Alison Steinbach

2:55 p.m.: Biden says Ariz. project will have global implications

In his remarks to the crowd gathered at a massive construction site in north Phoenix, President Joe Biden said what’s happening in Arizona matters across the country and the world.

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