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[Madison, Wis.] – Gov. Walker’s administration worked to secure the Foxconn investment to create jobs and encourage economic growth across the state, and last week he continued to highlight the statewide impact.

The governor’s efforts to connect Wisconsin companies with opportunities to do business with Foxconn has produced results with the announcement that $100 million in contracts were awarded to 27 Wisconsin subcontractors and suppliers across the state – involving workers from 60 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. With more people working than ever before and record-low unemployment, Wisconsin is working under Gov. Walker’s leadership – now, the governor’s bold reforms are spurring additional economic growth to help hard-working families across the state win the 21st century.

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Gov. Walker highlights Foxconn impact during stop in Marathon
Jerel Ballard

Gov. Scott Walker is highlighting the statewide impact of Foxconn’s $1 billion investment in Wisconsin with a stop in Marathon on Friday.

Gov. Walker visited the County Materials Corporation, which was hired to work on Phase 1 of the Foxconn development project.

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group selected 28 companies to do initial construction on its manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant– including County Materials.

County Materials pipe facilities will manufacture and deliver concrete pipe and precast structures used to build storm water management systems on the project’s 787 acres of land.

Gov. Walker and many of his republican colleagues believe that the Foxconn project will transform Wisconsin’s water resources, while creating jobs and position Wisconsin as a leading state economic business investment.

“This is the largest foreign direct investment in the history of America and It’s the largest economic development project in our state,” shared Walker. “There will be several work locations throughout the state.” …

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