MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker joined Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou and area business leaders on Friday to announce another Foxconn investment in Wisconsin, this time in Green Bay. The announcement comes just one day after officially breaking ground on the technology manufacturer’s $10 billion high-tech facility in Mount Pleasant.
Foxconn plans to open an Innovation Center in downtown Green Bay that will help attract talent and support entrepreneurship in northeastern Wisconsin. The new facility that will expand Foxconn’s Wisconn Valley Innovation Network will create at least 200 high-tech jobs and be housed in a six-story building the company is purchasing.
After the announcement of the Green Bay facility, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce President & CEO Kurt R. Bauer released the following statement:
“Foxconn is having an impact on Wisconsin’s economy in every part of the state. From the main facility in Mount Pleasant and the North American headquarters in downtown Milwaukee to the numerous suppliers in central and western Wisconsin that have already been announced, people all around the state are benefiting.
“With today’s announcement from Foxconn that they will have a facility in Green Bay, this is just more proof that not only are they committed to the state as a whole, but they are making a lasting and strong commitment to our local communities throughout Wisconsin.
“I have said numerous times that Foxconn will be transformational for our state’s economy, and that is exactly what we continue to see. Gov. Scott Walker and his administration deserve immense credit and admiration for getting Foxconn to invest in Wisconsin. It will positively benefit all parts of the state for decades to come.”