President Donald Trump says Foxconn will add more manufacturing jobs than “we’ve seen in many, many decades” starting with a $10 billion campus in Wisconsin, a state that’s “very close to my heart.”
Trump at a White House announcement yesterday also thanked the “tremendous” Gov. Scott Walker for his work in helping Wisconsin beat other states that competed for the facility, which would make LCD panels for TVs, phones and other products.
Trump said the news is a sign that Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou has “put his faith and confidence in the future of the American economy.”
“If I didn’t get elected, he definitely would not be spending $10 billion,” Trump declared at the announcement, joined by Walker and other top Wisconsin leaders.
Walker, meanwhile, said Wisconsin will be “the new global home to cutting-edge technology” when the facility is up and running in southeastern Wisconsin.
Walker said the Foxconn campus, to be located in an area to be dubbed “Wisconn Valley,” will spread out over 20 million square feet — the size of 11 Lambeau Fields.
“This is a great day for America,” Walker said. “It is a great day for Wisconsin, and it’s a great day for Foxconn.”
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