LATEST: Foxconn announces Racine County site for new manufacturing facility
Dr. Louis Woo, Foxconn
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Taiwanese technology manufacturer Foxconn announced Wednesday that it will locate its new sprawling manufacturing complex in the village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County.
County and village officials have been in talks with Foxconn for months and a real estate firm has been talking with homeowners in Mount Pleasant about options to buy their land for the 1,000-acre (1.5-sq. mile) manufacturing campus.
Mount Pleasant is about 25 miles south of Milwaukee. The site, just east of I-94, encompasses more than 2,000 acres and is bounded by Highway 11 on the north, County KR on the south, and County H on the east.
Dr. Louis Woo of Foxconn represented the company during the announcement.
The Wisconsin Legislature approved a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn to build the plant, although the state's economic development agency is still working on the final contract.
Foxconn has said it could invest $10 billion in the campus and employ up to 13,000 people. Critics question whether Foxconn will invest that much in Wisconsin.
Posted Oct. 3, 2017:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The exact location of a potentially massive Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin is about to be unveiled.
Racine County leaders and representatives of Foxconn said Tuesday the site location will be unveiled at an event Wednesday morning in Sturtevant.
The Wisconsin Legislature approved a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn, but the state's economic development agency is still working on the final contract. Foxconn has narrowed its search for the display screen factory to Racine County, in between Milwaukee and Chicago.
Foxconn has said the company may invest $10 billion in the state on the factory campus that could employ up to 13,000 people. Critics have questioned whether Foxconn will invest that much in Wisconsin.
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