Where might Foxconn be built?

Report partnered with Milwaukee Business Journal
Posted at 6:04 PM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 19:23:39-04

MUKWONAGO -- A public hearing is scheduled Thursday at the Wisconsin State Capital. Lawmakers spent two days in caucus during a special session regarding Foxconn's $3 billion in incentives.

There is no official word on exactly where the facility will be built.

Our partners with the Milwaukee Business Journal have narrowed down where the Taiwanese company could possibly break ground. MBJ reports officials may be trying to get Foxconn to build their plant west of I-94 and north of 60th Street. This may affect properties in the City of Kenosha, and neighboring communities of Somers and Paris.

Speaker Paul Ryan, (R) Janesville, did not confirm any location as he toured Manufacturing business Banker Wire in Mukwonago Tuesday. The company has made woven and welded wire mesh in the Milwaukee-area for the past 100 years.

Ryan fielded questions from workers there, including about Foxconn.

Ryan said the Foxconn deal could help boost wages in the Badger State.

"Better wage growth and more importantly, it will give the next generation of Wisconsinites a future to look forward to, so they stay in Wisconsin," Ryan said.

The deal is still hanging on a September 30 deadline for state lawmakers to pass this incentive package.