Samantha Long
(608) 242-5151
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Madison WI- The Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) supports the passage of the special
session bill which will bring 13,000 new jobs to the area and likely many more once other
suppliers follow Foxconn’s lead and relocate to southeastern Wisconsin.

WBA President David Belman commented, “We appreciate the work that has been done in the state assembly to move the special session jobs bill forward and thank Speaker Vos and Chair of the Committee on Jobs and the Economy Adam Neylon for their leadership on this historic bill.”

In addition to the Foxconn plant and the potential for additional manufactures to come to
southeastern Wisconsin, one additional impact on the economy will be the remodeling of homes and the construction of new homes for those choosing to relocate to the area.

The additional, annually recurring impacts of building 1,000 single family homes in Wisconsin
– $34.1 million in income for Wisconsin residents
– $12.4 million in taxes for the state and local governments in the state
– 690 jobs in Wisconsin.

“We look forward to the continued progress on this special session jobs bill and are excited about the additional jobs that will result from the passage of this legislation” Belman stated. “We are looking at ways to help build the communities needed to house these workers now and in the future.”

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