Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said his state is still vying for a Foxconn deal, and took a jab at the Wisconsin Foxconn deal this month, according to a report from our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal.
“I’ll tell you one thing: It’s not going to take us 40 years to make back the investment we make,” he said. “We don’t buy deals.”
A government analysis showed Wisconsin might not break even on the Foxconn deal until 2042, and it would create 4,000 fewer jobs than original projections indicated.
“We are pitching Foxconn,” Kasich said, speaking on Tuesday at the unveiling of plans for a Facebook data center in New Albany, Ohio. “We hope they will make something here."
Kasich lost to President Donald Trump in last year’s Republican primary election.
The Ohio governor’s remarks come after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, claimed he believes Trump is unfairly steering Foxconn to Republican-led states like Wisconsin.
“There seems to be a bias to Republican states, but we are constantly reaching out,” McAuliffe said during a press conference on an unrelated matter.