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[Madison, Wis.] – On Monday, the “Foxconn Bonus” continued to expand as the company announced a new innovation center in Eau Claire as part of its initiative to inspire innovative ideas, attract talent and spur cutting-edge solutions in western Wisconsin.
Gov. Walker laid the groundwork for an economic comeback in Wisconsin, and now we are seeing the results. Establishing Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley – a technology hub for entrepreneurs and technologists alike – will connect Foxconn to UW extensions, job creators of all sizes, and provide good-paying, family-supporting jobs for Wisconsin’s hard-working families. Foxconn’s purchase of the 15,000 square foot space in Haymarket Landing will assist in redeveloping the center of downtown Eau Claire. This is another example of the “Foxconn Bonus” that goes well beyond the expected payoffs of the investment – showing that Scott Walker is dedicated to helping Wisconsin win the 21st century.
Check out what’s in the news:
Milwaukee Business Journal: “The Taiwanese company announced the planned Eau Claire operations on Monday with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and other state officials. Most of the operations will be in The Grand, a six-story office at 204 E. Grand Ave. that dates to 1929. The Grand will become an incubator and technology lab.”
WEAU 13 News: “Alan Yeung, the president of FEWI Development Corporation at Foxconn, said, ‘This announcement reinforces our commitment to Wisconsin and to the United States in terms of not only electronic manufacturing but also innovation and also talent development.’”
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: “Gov. Scott Walker, whose efforts to bring a $10 billion Foxconn flat-panel display manufacturing facility with 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin has been a key piece of his re-election hopes in November, touted the company’s plan for the Chippewa Valley. He said the new jobs will keep graduates of UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical College in the area instead of leaving for other states.”
The Journal Times: “’Once again, we’re seeing how Foxconn’s historic investment in Wisconsin is impacting every region of the state as the company makes yet another commitment to both create jobs and support entrepreneurs and innovators,’ Walker stated. “’This is another example of the ‘Foxconn bonus’ that goes well beyond the company’s $10 billion advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County.’”