This campus will serve both as an advanced manufacturing facility as well as a hub of high technology innovation for the region.
Vos and Fitzgerald were referring to the state's 15-year deal that provides Foxconn with roughly $2.85 billion if the company meets capital investment and job creation goals.
January 30, 2019: Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn's CEO, sends a shockwave through Wisconsin when he tells Reuters that the company will scale back and possibly shelve plans to build display screens in the state, saying the company can't compete.
June 28, 2018: Foxconn breaks ground in Mount Pleasant.
"We look forward to continuing to expand our investment in American talent in Wisconsin and the USA".
Wisconsin lawmakers put together a $3 billion incentives package to lure the company to the state.
The decision is also based on a recent comprehensive and systematic evaluation to help determine the best fit for Foxconn's Wisconsin project among TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technologies, according to the statement.
Foxconn will proceed with its construction of a self-driving auto facility and a sixth generation LCD fab plant in Wisconsin after discussions with United States President Donald Trump about the project, the company's chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) said Saturday.
Some in the state have blamed Evers for the alleged shifting of Foxconn's plan. For one, Foxconn has indicated that the vast majority of employees would be "knowledge" workers, meaning engineers or scientists, rather than factory laborers.
The Taiwanese company initially said it planned to build a plant to produce flat-screen panels.
But as journalist Aaron Rupar noted on Twitter, the information in the CNBC article is hardly great news for Wisconsin's blue-collar workers.
After the Reuters report, Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple Inc, issued a statement confirming the global market environment that existed when the project was first announced had changed and "necessitated the adjustment of plans for all projects, including Wisconsin".
Foxconn doubled down on its commitment to southeastern Wisconsin after reports surfaced that it was reconsidering manufacturing at its Mount Pleasant facility. There is "no limit to skepticism" if the company's messaging isn't coherent, said Evers. He criticized the company's communication strategy on Friday, but said he believes it is committed to Wisconsin. The latest came yesterday, when a Japan-based outlet reported Foxconn was suspending and scaling back its Wisconsin plant following negotiations with Gov.