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[Madison, Wis.] – Gov. Walker joined Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday to talk about how Wisconsin is working, with Foxconn’s Louis Woo specifically crediting Gov. Walker as he discussed the company’s decision to invest in Wisconsin.
Gov. Walker’s administration worked to secure the Foxconn investment to create jobs and encourage economic growth across the state, and we are already seeing results. 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 keep Wisconsin moving forward.
Read more from the Wisconsin State Journal here or find excerpts below:
ICYMI: Foxconn exec at Mike Pence event: Donald Trump, Scott Walker led us to locate in Wisconsin
By Mark Sommerhauser
Wisconsin State Journal
Moments before Vice President Mike Pence took the stage here Wednesday to tout President Donald Trump’s agenda, Foxconn executive Louis Woo credited Trump and Gov. Scott Walker with the company’s decision to build a massive new manufacturing campus in Wisconsin. …
Foxconn plans to build a $10 billion facility in Racine County to build liquid crystal display screens that eventually could employ as many as 13,000. Woo, who appeared at the event in a panel discussion before Pence took the stage, said 90 percent of the contractors that will build the facility will be from Wisconsin.
Woo said Taiwan-based Foxconn, a contract manufacturer of smartphones and other electronics, has been thinking for years about creating a manufacturing footprint in the U.S. He said the “pro-business policies” of the Trump administration and Walker’s efforts to woo the company were critical in its decision to build the facility now, and in Wisconsin.
Woo also suggested that construction of the Foxconn facility is poised to get underway at the Mount Pleasant site.
“In the next two or three days, you will hear the news that an actual construction on this site in Racine County would begin,” Woo said.