MADISON – On Thursday, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association – launched a new statewide coalition of 146 business groups, local chambers of commerce, entrepreneurs, employers and workers that support Foxconn’s multi-billion dollar investment in Wisconsin.
As part of its immediate advocacy efforts, in addition to direct lobbying ahead of pending State Senate action, the coalition addressed lawmakers in a letter from its list of 146 and growing members, and launched an interactive website and social media rapid response platform providing “Foxconn Facts” to lawmakers, the media and the public.
The Wisconn Valley Jobs Coalition was formed to inform the public and policymakers of the transformational impact Foxconn will have not only on southeastern Wisconsin, but the entire state. From the thousands of family-supporting jobs that will be directly created by Foxconn to the indirect jobs in construction, the supply chain and other services, this is an opportunity like never before.
“This is an unprecedented investment in Wisconsin, and we hope legislators move quickly to approve the legislation that is a key part of attracting Foxconn to our state,” said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President/CEO. “This type of investment will bring both jobs and people to our great state, and there is no reason the legislation should not receive broad bipartisan support.”
The investment will bring thousands of jobs, a world-class manufacturing facility with a full supply chain, and a high-tech 8K-5G ecosystem to Wisconsin, making it a historic moment for Wisconsin and hardworking families in all of its communities.
Foxconn will turn the state into the center of a new wave of high-tech manufacturing – products made in America, right here in Wisconsin. Building components to TVs, computers, cars and more will impact the entire statewide economy and revolutionize what it means to live and work in Wisconsin’s communities with high-skill, high-paying jobs.
“Wisconsin has unfortunately been the best kept secret in the Midwest, but thanks to Foxconn and Wisconn Valley, that secret is now out,” Bauer added.
The Wisconn Valley Jobs Coalition sent a letter to Senators urging them to support the Foxconn bill. You can view the coalition’s website, which it will highlight via social media throughout the legislative debate over Foxconn, here: FoxconnFacts.com.
For a full list of coalition partners, visit FoxconnFacts.com.