In case you missed it, last week Gov. Scott Walker, alongside Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou, signed a contract putting in motion the creation of a $10 billion state-of-the-art facility in Wisconsin — the largest economic development project in state history. The historic investment will produce 13,000 good-paying jobs for Wisconsin’s hard-working families and a ripple effect creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.
The record-breaking project was made possible by Gov. Walker’s bold leadership, which is moving Wisconsin forward and keeping the future bright for generations to come.
Read more from Fox6 News or find excerpts below:
“Turning point for southeast Wisconsin:” Gov. Scott Walker, Foxconn leader sign plant contract
November 10, 2017
RACINE — It is being called the largest development deal ever in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou signed off on a $3 billion contract for the Taiwanese company to build a massive display screen factory in Mount Pleasant. …
“Welcome to Wisconn Valley!” exclaimed Gov. Scott Walker. “I’ll tell anybody, anywhere about 8K technology because it’s made in America going forward, right here proudly in the State of Wisconsin.” …
“We look forward to being a part of the community and contributing to its economic transformation. We will do so while ensuring that the very things that attracted us to Wisconsin – its talented and hardworking workforce, long track record in advanced manufacturing, favorable quality of life and environment – are protected and nurtured,” said Gou. …
Read the statements of prominent officials reacting to the Foxconn deal:
Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson
“SC Johnson has called Wisconsin home for more than 131 years and we’re thrilled to welcome Foxconn,” Johnson said. “We wish our new neighbors great success and look forward to Foxconn joining our community.”
Marquette University President Michael Lovell
“Today’s Foxconn bill signing marks a major milestone and unprecedented moment for Wisconsin. Our Marquette University students and higher-education students across our region are among the biggest winners on this historic day. This fall, we saw the excitement first-hand from our students, when several hundred attended our Foxconn Technology Showcase and Recruitment Day, which featured some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology. We can now all look forward to continuing to grow our state’s educational infrastructure and focus on filling the talent pipeline with innovative thinkers and problem-solvers.”
Kurt Bauer, Pres./CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
“The fact that Foxconn even considered Wisconsin for its new manufacturing facility is a testament to all the work WMC, legislators and the governor have done the last seven years to make Wisconsin a more competitive state for business. That fact cannot be brushed over.
“Today, we can officially celebrate Foxconn’s investment in Wisconsin. No matter how you look at it this is a win for our state – billions of dollars of investment, thousands of family supporting manufacturing jobs and an immense supply chain that will create even more opportunity. We welcome Foxconn to Wisconsin.
“Now, we must focus on attracting more talented individuals to the state to fill not only the jobs being created by Foxconn, but the thousands of positions available with other Badger State companies. Wisconsin is ready to tackle the challenges ahead, and Foxconn will serve as a beacon to attract bright and talented new workers. Additionally, other companies will see that Wisconsin is a great place to do business.
“Gov. Walker and WEDC should be applauded for crafting such a great deal that brought this monumental investment to Wisconsin.”