Foxconn considered at least 13 WI locations before choosing Mount Pleasant

Foxconn considered at least 13 sites across the state before settling on the Village of Mount Pleasant, WEDC records show.

While the Taiwan-based company officially announced in October it was choosing the Village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County, records Tursday from the guv’s office, Department of Administration and WEDC indicate a series of other locations across the state were also interested in the Foxconn site.

That includes some locations in the Fox Valley area — the Town of Harrison, Wrightstown and Town of Kaukauna — as well as possible sites in the central part of the state including Wisconsin Rapids and Stevens Point. Roberts, a village in St. Croix County near Minneapolis, was also on the list, as well as several locations in southeastern Wisconsin.

The 13 sites were listed as having submitted responses to a Request for Information at the end April, three months before Foxconn announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.

The locations, listed in an email with the subject line “Project Sites for Foxconn” was sent internally at WEDC to the agency’s head, Mark Hogan.

The email is among some 20,000 pages of records the Walker administration released this afternoon.

Seemore in Friday’s AM Update.