Madison, WI – On Thursday, Representative Cindi Duchow (R-Town of Delafield) voted in favor of bringing a Foxconn manufacturing plant to Wisconsin. The State Assembly passed the bill on a bipartisan vote of 59 to 30.
In response to the bill’s passage in the Assembly, Rep. Duchow issued the following remarks:
“I’m thrilled to be serving in the Legislature during this historic time for our state. To have had a part in bringing a company as large as Foxconn to Wisconsin, with all the potential for thousands of jobs and economic growth, is truly a humbling experience.
“Many of my constituents contacted my office and made their voices heard that they, too, feel this is a great investment in Wisconsin’s future. I can’t wait to watch this amazing opportunity become a reality.”
Foxconn, a Taiwanese liquid crystal display manufacturer, plans to build a manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin. As amended, Special Session AB 1 authorizes a $3.2 billion investment in exchange for a $10 billion Foxconn investment in Wisconsin. Once fully operational, Foxconn’s facility will employ up to 13,000 people and produce an estimated $700 million in payroll annually.