State to require independent accountant to ensure Foxconn is upholding deal

The state is adding an additional layer of verification over the Foxconn deal that would ensure an independent accountant reviews whether the Taiwanese company is meeting its promises to the state, according to a DOA spokesman.
State lawmakers this year approved the $3 billion incentive package for the company, which has said it will create up to 13,000 jobs and invest $10 billion as it builds a manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant.
The incentives will be part of a new electronics and information technology manufacturing zone that WEDC will oversee.
The state’s contract with Foxconn is not y...

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