Rep. Nygren: Foxconn investment reaches northeastern Wisconsin

Contact: Rep. John Nygren (888) 534-0089

Madison–State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Finance, released the following statement immediately after a major economic development announcement in downtown Green Bay:

“I am ecstatic to see Foxconn investing in northeastern Wisconsin. On the heels of yesterday’s historic groundbreaking ceremony, the statewide impact of Foxconn has now reached the shores of Green Bay. Over the last few years, the Green Bay area has made instrumental strides to put northeastern Wisconsin on the map. Today marks the beginning of a new era for the Green Bay area.”

Rep. Nygren has been a champion for northeastern Wisconsin in the state legislature. In the 2017-19 state budget, Rep. Nygren successfully advocated for the funding of a Brown County Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Center and the creation of an engineering major at UW-Green Bay.

The funding for the STEM Center will build a new 55,000 square-foot STEM Innovation Center on the campus of UW-Green Bay.

“I firmly believe it is because of the investments we have made in northeastern Wisconsin that Foxconn has decided to locate in Green Bay. This new location will help attract more students and employers to the Green Bay area and connect them with high skilled, family-supporting careers. This will revolutionize the economic future of northeastern Wisconsin allowing our area to compete for high-end talent.”

Today’s announcement of a new Foxconn Innovation Center in Green Bay is an important part of Foxconn’s footprint in Wisconsin. By purchasing the 6-story landmark location known as the “WaterMark”, Foxconn is making it known they are here to stay and are invested in our communities.

At least 200 new high-tech jobs will be created as a result of this investment. These individuals will focus on creating applications for AI 8K+5G displays that Foxconn is developing. In collaboration with the Foxconn location in southeastern Wisconsin, this location will be the foundation of the AI 8K+5G ecosystem that Foxconn is cultivating.

“It is an exciting time to be a Wisconsinite. I look forward to continuing to be a zealous advocate for our community.”

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