Foxconn Coming To Wisconsin

7/27/17 – Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the Taiwanese technology firm Foxconn would invest 10-billion dollars in a new Wisconsin plant to make L-C-D screen panels that could have up to 13-thousand employees — and an exact site was not announced but it’s expected to be in either Racine or Kenosha counties. Taxpayers would put up a state record three-billion dollars in government subsidies and incentives, which Assembly Speaker Robin Vos hopes that lawmakers would approve next month. Vos, Governor Scott Walker, and other state government and business leaders attended Wednesday’s White House ceremony — where Walker called the project the largest of its kind in state history, and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou called it America’s first to make complicated L-C-D screens while reportedly offering wages of about 54-thousand-dollars a year plus benefits to an initial three thousand workers. Democrats expressed concerns about the size of the state’s subsidy package, which crushes the previous record of 65-million dollars to Mercury Marine to keep its headquarters and a large plant in Fond du Lac in 2010.