[Madison, Wis.] – In case you missed it, this week Gov. Walker participated in Foxconn Technology Group’s announcement of “Foxconn Place” — a hub of innovation tied to thousands of new jobs for Wisconsin’s students and hard-working families.
The announcement shows that the governor’s reforms, which brought Foxconn’s historic investment to Wisconsin and that have the unemployment rate at 3.0% — tied for the lowest on record — are working and winning for taxpayers. “Foxconn Place” will draw talent from across the state and is another example of the positive things Gov. Walker is getting done for Wisconsin.
Read the story from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here or find excerpts below:
Foxconn’s downtown Milwaukee office aims to help draw and keep younger workers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tuesday, February 6
Foxconn Technology Group’s decision to buy a Milwaukee office building marks yet another business coming to the downtown area, where it can better recruit and keep younger employees.
Foxconn’s downtown building, to be called Foxconn Place, will provide a place for innovation, Louis Woo, a company executive, said at a news conference Tuesday in downtown Milwaukee.
It also will serve as a magnet to attract young talent from Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin and other universities, said Woo, special assistant to Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou. …
The building also will provide a showcase for Foxconn’s products, both for its customers and the general public.
Finally, a downtown Milwaukee office will help Foxconn better connect with other businesses that could provide potential partnerships.
Those office jobs will be tied to Foxconn’s future manufacturing complex in Racine County.
The 1,200-acre flat screen manufacturing operations are under development in Mount Pleasant, just east of I-94 and north of Highway KR. …
The Milwaukee operations will be in an area where an increasing number of businesses have been relocating in recent years. …
Among those attending the event, at Northwestern Mutual’s new office tower and commons, were Gov. Scott Walker and County Executive Chris Abele.