Foxconn Picks Site for Huge Wisconsin Plant
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Taiwanese technology manufacturer Foxconn has announced it will locate its new sprawling manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
Racine County and village officials have been in talks with Foxconn. A real estate firm has been talking with homeowners in Mount Pleasant about options to buy their land for the 1,000-acre (1.5-sq. mile) manufacturing campus.
Mount Pleasant is about 25 miles south of Milwaukee.
The Wisconsin Legislature approved a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn to build the plant, although the state's economic development agency is still working on the final contract.
Foxconn has said it could invest $10 billion in the campus and employ up to 13,000 people. Critics question whether Foxconn will invest that much in Wisconsin.