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Announcement of Foxconn’s historic economic development project receives high praise for bringing tens of thousands of jobs to Wisconsin

[Madison, Wis.] – Governor Walker and Republicans announced last week that high-tech manufacturer Foxconn is planning the largest economic development project in the history of Wisconsin that will bring 13,000 jobs and spur further economic growth in the state.

Support for the investment was broad and bipartisan, which comes as a result of Walker’s bold reforms.

Check out what they’re saying below:

From Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele: “… It’s also a testament to the strength and appeal of our workforce and the commitment from many levels of government to devote the resources needed to invest in the kind of infrastructure that will attract and retain global talent.”

From Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce: “Governor Walker and pro-business lawmakers deserve high praise for their unflinching commitment to enacting reforms that have made our state globally competitive.”

From State Rep. Peter Barca (D – Kenosha): “This has the potential to make an enormous impact economically on the region.”

From Associated Builders & Contractors: “The impact will be immense, beginning with more than 10,000 construction jobs in the immediate future and for years to come in the employment of thousands of Wisconsinites. The workforce policies of the Walker Administration are paying huge dividends.”

From Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett: “I’m certainly excited about the jobs coming to Southeastern Wisconsin and I’m eager to get the ball rolling on connecting Milwaukeeans to those jobs.”

From State Rep. Cory Mason (D – Racine): “’Racine has done manufacturing really well for more than 100 years,’ said Mason, D-Racine. ‘To get a chance at doing 21st Century manufacturing and really excelling at that, that would be phenomenal for us. … We’ve got great people. They work hard. Give them the skills and the opportunity, they’ll succeed.’”

From Americans for Tax Reform: “… Wisconsin has enacted reforms that provide tax relief, spending restraint, and regulatory reform, creating an environment that attracts investment and jobs from companies like Foxconn.”

From Andy Gronik, Milwaukee Democrat: “’Ten-thousand good-paying, family sustaining jobs for Wisconsin is a great thing for our state — period,’ said Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik, who is challenging Walker next year. ‘This should not be a partisan issue.’”


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