Madison, Wisconsin— Yesterday, Governor Walker, Speaker Ryan, and Republican leaders from Wisconsin joined President Trump at the White House for a historic jobs announcement. Foxconn plans to bring 13,000 jobs to the state—in addition to tens of thousands of jobs through related economic activity—transforming the Wisconsin economy. Thanks to the leadership of Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin is working and winning.
Check out what they’re saying about yesterday’s historic jobs announcement:
From the Wisconsin State Journal: In what’s being called the largest economic development project in state history, Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn plans to build a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin that would create liquid-crystal display panels and employ as many as 13,000 people.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Foxconn wants to break ground on a 20 million square foot facility in 2018 and begin operations in 2020, Walker said. Building it will require 10,000 construction workers – so many that the company will need to recruit workers from northern Wisconsin and elsewhere, he said.
From the Cap Times: The jobs will pay an average salary of $53,875, plus benefits, according to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The project is the “single largest economic development project in the history of the state of Wisconsin,” said Gov. Scott Walker…
From the New York Times: The new factory, which would produce flat-panel display screens for televisions and other consumer electronics, could raise Wisconsin’s profile in advanced manufacturing.
From Fox 6 News: On Wednesday, at Pudgy’s Pub in Racine, the usually boisterous afternoon crowd requested some quiet as they listened to the news coming in from D.C. What they heard made for a very celebratory happy hour. “This could really change a lot of things in this area.” “That’s what I’m talking about! Yeah!” a bar patron said.