Foxconn says it ‘remains committed’ to contract as Evers looks to change deal

While Gov. Tony Evers has raised the prospect of renegotiating the Foxconn contract, the company says it “remains committed” to its deal with the state.

The Taiwanese tech company also said it’s “open to further consultation, collaboration, and new ideas,” a day after the guv told reporters the current document “deals with a situation that no longer exists” given the company’s plans to scale back the original project.

When the Foxconn project was first unveiled, the company announced plans for large screen production at what’s known as a Gen 10 facility as part of a $10 billion investment with plans to hire up to 13,000 people. But it then scaled back to a Gen 6 fabrication facility.

Given that, Evers yesterday said it’s “unrealistic” to think Foxconn will create the 13,000 jobs it had pledged.

But Foxconn in a statement today countered its “commitment to job creation in Wisconsin remains long term and will span over the length of the WEDC contract and beyond.”

“We look forward to continuing to honor our Wisconsin First promise as we select partners for this next major chapter of our investment,” the company said.

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