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Foxconn, Wisconsin Strike a New Deal

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April 20, 2021 - Associated Press via Chicago Tribune

Wisconsin Economic Development

Wisconsin Canceling its Checks to Foxconn

The Republican Party once touted a deal to bring Foxconn to Wisconsin as evidence of their commitment to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., but the deal has soured, potentially beyond rescue.

October 14, 2020 - Ars Technica

Southeaster Wisconsin

Foxconn Changes its Mind (Again)

Foxconn has reversed course, reinstating plans to build a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin after casting doubt on the idea earlier this week.

February 1, 2019 - Associated Press via Chicago Tribune

Wisconsin Economic Development

Foxconn Changes Plans for its Wisconsin Facilities

Once promising a major manufacturing facility and 13,000 new jobs, Foxconn is now promising a research and development facility and the number of jobs is much less clear.

January 31, 2019 - Chicago Tribune


Revisiting Wisconsin's Foxconn Deal, Now Called a 'Boondoggle'

Wisconsin taxpayer will be paying the bill for the deal to bring Foxconn to Racine "for decades, if not generations, to come."

November 3, 2018 - The Verge

Seattle, Washington

Tech Companies Pulled $9.3 Billion in State and Local Subsidies in Five Years

Good Jobs First put a price tag on the lucrative deals local and state officials throw at flashy tech companies. It's a trend that is only growing with deals like Foxconn in Wisconsin and the expected Amazon HQ2 announcement.

July 6, 2018 - The Guardian

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Foxconn's Water Consumption Causes Concern

The new Wisconsin Foxconn facility will draw as much as seven million gallons of water from Lake Michigan a day. The Midwest Environmental Advocates argue that violates the Great Lakes Compact.

July 2, 2018 - Urban Milwaukee

Governor of Wisconsin

Another EPA Rollback, Tailor-Made for Gov. Walker and Southeast Wisconsin

Politics and economics win over public health in Racine County as the EPA exempted the area around the Foxconn's massive facility from meeting stricter ozone pollution standards, saving the company from investing in smog-reducing equipment.

May 5, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Wisconsin's Foxconn Deal Inspiring Lots of Transit Planning

The msot recent proposal for new public transit to serve the Foxconn facility in Racine County: a commuter rail connection from Downtown Milwaukee.

April 2, 2018 - Urban Milwaukee


Foxconn Bus Proposed in Milwaukee

A new plan proposes four round trips from Milwaukee and Racine to Foxconn's proposed Mount Pleasant plant.

March 13, 2018 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

Concerns Raised About Skyrocketing Bill for Wisconsin's Foxconn Deal

Governor Scott Walker and Foxconn Chair Terry Gou will sign a contract today that will pave the way for the Taiwan-based company to build a large manufacturing plant in Racine County.

December 22, 2017 - Urban Milawaukee


Foxconn Changing the Landscape of Southeast Wisconsin

Neighbors of the manufacturing plant large enough to hold 11 Lambeau Fields are wary of changes to their rural surroundings in Wisconsin.

December 1, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

Shenzhen, China

Foxconn Wanted an Autonomous Vehicle Lane to Locate in Wisconsin

News of the details of the negotiation between Taiwan-based Foxconn and the state of Wisconsin have revealed ideas about transportation planning that are either ambitious or delusional, depending on your opinion.

November 21, 2017 - Biz Times

Donald Trump

Trump Tells Residents to Leave Upstate New York

President Trump told Wall Street Journal reporters earlier this week that Upstate New York "isn't working," and residents should follow manufacturing jobs to other parts of the country.

July 27, 2017 - The Buffalo News

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