Report: Taiwanese electronics company might build plant in Wisconsin

AP reports Foxconn facility could employ “thousands”

Foxconn, a Taiwanese company that assembles Apple’s iPones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people, according to a report today from the Associated Press.

The AP report cites a source “with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly.”

At least one other upper Midwest state, Michigan, is also pursuing the Foxconn plant, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.

During a visit to Wisconsin on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he and Gov. Scott Walker were negotiating to bring a “major, incredible manufacturer” to the state, the AP reported. Trump did not name the company.

“We have a lot of companies moving into the United States and we are negotiating with a lot of companies,” Trump said. “I think they’re going to give the governor a very happy surprise very soon.”

Foxconn, founded in 1974, announced in January that it was considering investing $7 billion in a U.S. factory to produce display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs. Last year the company acquired Japan’s Sharp Corp.

Walker made a brief, previously unannounced trip to Japan the weekend of June 2 to pursue an undisclosed economic development opportunity. That same weekend, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder also traveled to Japan in an attempt to lure Foxconn to his state, the AP reported. The company is considering spending $4 billion on a U.S. factory and hiring 5,000 workers to make display panels, according to the AP report.

Foxconn, a Taiwanese company that assembles Apple’s iPones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people, according to a report today from the Associated Press.

The AP report cites a source “with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly.”

At least one other upper Midwest state, Michigan, is also pursuing the Foxconn plant, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.

During a visit to Wisconsin on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he and Gov. Scott Walker were negotiating to bring a “major, incredible manufacturer” to the state, the AP reported. Trump did not name the company.

“We have a lot of companies moving into the United States and we are negotiating with a lot of companies,” Trump said. “I think they’re going to give the governor a very happy surprise very soon.”

Foxconn, founded in 1974, announced in January that it was considering investing $7 billion in a U.S. factory to produce display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs. Last year the company acquired Japan’s Sharp Corp.

Walker made a brief, previously unannounced trip to Japan the weekend of June 2 to pursue an undisclosed economic development opportunity. That same weekend, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder also traveled to Japan in an attempt to lure Foxconn to his state, the AP reported. The company is considering spending $4 billion on a U.S. factory and hiring 5,000 workers to make display panels, according to the AP report.

Comments

  1. Chris says:

    Mark, now that we have a real President and a man that knows how to run a business instead of an anti American, anti business Marxist, Governor Walker will have an ally to help make this happen. No wonder it couldn’t have happened in the last 8 years. America is once again open for business! Thank God!

    • John says:

      This is by far the stupidest thought I have had the pleasure of reading in the last week and a half. Thank you for that.

  2. Mark says:

    Don’t hold your breath. Guo has been promising stuff like this for years and nothing happens. He’s a liar and a con artist. Fits in well in Trump’s circle.