Assembly Memo Confirms Foxconn Interest In Wisconsin

7/6/17 – Three top Wisconsin Assembly leaders confirm that Foxconn is looking at a new technology plant that could bring up to ten-thousand jobs to southeast Wisconsin. G-O-P Speaker Robin Vos, Majority Leader Jim Steineke, and Finance chair John Nygren alluded to the company’s plans in a memo that sought to resume talks on a new state budget that’s five days overdue. Majority Republicans disagree on how to pay for major highway work — and the Assembly leaders’ memo challenged them to reach an agreement by Monday, referring to a “desire” by the Taiwanese Foxconn to locate a megaplant close to where an Interstate 94 expansion continues to be delayed in Racine and Kenosha counties. That freeway goes through Vos’ district. Last month, President Donald Trump told a crowd in Waukesha that officials were negotiating with a “major” manufacturer of phones, computers, and televisions — and the next day, it was reported that Foxconn was considering Wisconsin and Michigan.