Racine County hosts hundreds of construction-relation businesses for Foxconn info sesssion

Racine allows businesses to find out about Foxconn
Posted at 5:18 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 18:18:48-04

STURTEVANT, WI -- Racine County officials want local businesses to be a part of history -- that's why they're giving them a chance get in on the Foxconn construction project at the early stages. 

“We’re excited," Shannyn Franklin said. "We live here." 

Shannyn Franklin lives in Kenosha and works for Innotec of Wisconsin Inc.It’s a local company that specializes in high-quality adhesive products, and she’s here at this info session to see how Innotec can be a part of the Foxconn. 

"[It means a lot to me because it would be] making a part of history," Franklin said. 

The info session is expected to give more than 100 Racine County-based subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers a chance to learn more about construction-related business opportunities for phase one of the Foxconn project.

“Our goal is to have as much information and communication out to Wisconsin and Racine County companies so that we can address any barriers of information, scale, and so on so that they can participate," Racine County Economic Development Cooperation Director, Jenny Trick said. 

Jenny Trick and Racine County Executive, Jonathan Delagrave, who hosted the event, said this conversation is important because they want those living in the area a chance to contribute to this historical development.