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The Tennessee General Assembly begins a special session on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, to consider incentives for Ford Motor Co. to create an electric vehicle manufacturing campus in West Tennessee. Photo by Stephanie Amador / The Tennessean

Kicking off a three-day special session Monday, Tennessee lawmakers are expected to approve an $884 million spending package this week to cement the historic $5.6 billion investment Ford Motor Co. has pledged in West Tennessee.

The Detroit automaker announced last month it aims to build a 3,600-acre electric vehicle and battery manufacturing campus — the largest in the country — and create roughly 5,800 jobs at the long-vacant Memphis Regional Megasite.

The deal received bipartisan support following the announcement. Gov. Bill Lee proposed spending $500 million in state funds to help with Ford's move to Tennessee but did not release many of the details until last week.

Read more at our news partner's website, tennessean.com.

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