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[Madison, Wis.] – In case you missed it, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law on Monday legislation to bring Foxconn Technology Group to Wisconsin, just the latest example of how the governor’s leadership has our state headed in the right direction.
Foxconn’s record investment – made possible by the governor’s bold conservative reforms – will transform Wisconsin’s economy and create good-paying, family-supporting jobs for generations to come.
You can read more from Fox 6 TV here or find excerpts below:
… The Republican governor signed the bill during a ceremony at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant in Racine County, where the plant likely will be located.
“This is about far into the future,” Walker said. “This is about ensuring our children and our children’s children will have generational opportunities. This is one of those things that’s transformational.”
The governor told reporters after the signing that next steps call for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to finalize a contract with Foxconn to execute the provisions in the bill. WEDC’s board is scheduled to meet Sept. 28 to approve the agreement. Foxconn executives will then likely reveal the precise location for the plant before the contract is signed in early October. …
Walker and supporters are heralding the deal as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the state a hub for the high-tech electronics industry. Foxconn is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics and is best known for making iPhones. …