“Foxconn apparently still has big plans for Wisconsin, even though the state’s governor is skeptical,” Carrie Mihalcik reports for CNET. “[Foxconn] remains committed to building a factory and research facility in the state. ‘Foxconn’s commitment to job creation in Wisconsin remains long term and will span over the length of the WEDC (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation) contract and beyond,’ said Foxconn Technology Group in an emailed statement.”

“Foxconn said in 2017 that the $10 billion facility would make LCD displays and employ up to 13,000 people, but reports earlier this year suggested the company was scaling back its plans,” Mihalcik reports. “On Wednesday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said that the project would likely be much smaller than originally planned and that it’s “unrealistic” to expect Foxconn to hire 13,000 people.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, after what seemed like some considerable waffling, Foxconn really is committed to Wisconsin.

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Cherished interns, Tap That Keg™!

Hoist, everyone! Cheers!

SEE ALSO:
Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin investment project – April 19, 2019
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Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant – January 30, 2019
Foxconn secured permission to withdraw more than 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan – August 14, 2018
President Trump gives remarks at groundbreaking of Apple supplier Foxconn’s $10 billion Wisconsin factory – June 28, 2018
President Trump announces Apple supplier Foxconn’s $10 billion investment in Wisconsin and up to 13,000 jobs – July 27, 2017
President Trump to announce Apple-supplier Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin today at 5pm EDT – July 26, 2017
Apple supplier Foxconn nearing decision to build plant in Wisconsin to produce display panels – July 25, 2017
Made in America iPhones, after all? Apple supplier Foxconn considering iPhone plant in Wisconsin – June 15, 2017
China Premier Li visits Apple supplier Foxconn after CEO’s meeting with President Trump – May 10, 2017
Foxconn-Sharp considering LCD plant in USA, plans in response to President-elect Trump’s ‘Make in America’ call – January 13, 2017