Walker Tours State To Explain Foxconn’s Benefits

7/29/17 – Governor Scott Walker is telling people in the state’s midsection how they would benefit from Foxconn’s new smartphone screen plant in southeast Wisconsin. The Republican Walker is talking about the project Friday in visits to Appleton, Wausau, Eau Claire, and La Crosse. On a Green Bay radio show Thursday, Walker said construction workers from northern Wisconsin and other regions would be needed to help build the $10-billion Foxconn plant. It’s due to open in 2020 pending legislative approval for $3-billion in tax breaks and subsidies spread across 15 years — and Walker has said the company would get that much if it winds up creating the 13,000 jobs mentioned in a memorandum of understanding that Walker and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou signed Thursday.