Madison…President Donald Trump was joined by Governor Scott Walker and Speaker Paul Ryan to announce that Foxconn Technology Group will build a state of the art manufacturing facility in southern Wisconsin bringing thousands of jobs to the state. Representative John Macco (R-Ledgeview) praised the move as directly benefiting Northeast Wisconsin:
“The magnitude and caliber of this move cannot be overstated,” said Rep. Macco. “It is exciting to see that Foxconn saw in Wisconsin what we have been saying for years: we are open for business.”
“Fulfilling the need created by Foxconn’s investment will require an ‘all hands on deck’ approach,” continued Rep. Macco. “Wisconsin already boasts some of the best engineering schools in the Midwest, and with the recent announcement of a new engineering school and funding for a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) center on UWGB’s campus, Northeast Wisconsin will be essential to providing long term success for this new plant.”
“Our reforms have promoted an economy in which 21st century companies are excited to do business. The investment from Foxconn will not only lead to thousands of new high-tech and engineering jobs for Wisconsinites, but will also mean a significant boost to the economy through the real estate, construction, retail and thousands of other business sectors positively affected by this move.”
The move comes amidst a wave of good economic news for the Wisconsin economy including historically low unemployment rates, significant investment in job training and an improved business climate that is attracting jobs from around the globe including last month’s announcement of the first HARIBO plant in North America.