WisGOP: What they’re saying: Foxconn’s statewide impact grows

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July 2, 2018
Contact: Alec Zimmerman
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Company’s new Green Bay innovation center is the latest example of Foxconn’s impact

[Madison, WI] — Last Friday Governor Walker traveled to Green Bay to announce Foxconn’s new plans for its Green Bay innovation center – another development that shows Foxconn’s impact is being felt across Wisconsin. This comes on the heels of announcements that $100 million in Foxconn contracts would be awarded to Wisconsin employers, and that workers from 60 of the state’s 72 counties already have a role in the project.

Check out what they’re saying about Foxconn’s Green Bay development:

From WFRV: Fresh off President Trump’s visit to Wisconsin for the Foxconn groundbreaking in Mount Pleasant, the tech company announced Friday morning they’re buying the Watermark Building at 301 N. Washington Street in Green Bay and building a “Wisconn Valley Innovation Center” there.

From WBAY: The Taiwan-based technology company plans to open an innovation center later this year. The company plans to hire 200 workers for the Green Bay location. Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou made the announcement during a Friday morning news conference on Green Bay’s CityDeck.

From the Green Bay Press Gazette: “We are re-creating northeastern Wisconsin, transforming to the next technology-base economy,” said Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach. The move will have a micro-level impact as well, adding 200 well-paid employees who will work, eat and possibly live in downtown Green Bay. “It’s massive momentum,” said Jeff Mirkes, executive director of Downtown Green Bay Inc. “It will help everyone. What will be very motivating is the type of jobs that will be here. We think there is a lot of residential opportunity as well.”

From the Associated Press: The company announced Friday that it has reached an agreement to purchase a six-story, 75,000-square-foot building in downtown Green Bay and use it as a so-called “innovation center.” The center will work with start-ups and other businesses to develop applications for Foxconn screens, the company and Walker’s office said.

From Fox 11: Charlee Wilson is the Owner of Nectar who welcomes the Taiwanese company. “I think it’s really good for any new business or operation to come to a downtown area. I think centralizing a hub is always a good idea for a city,” she said.

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