Foxconn Technology Group is expected to begin work soon on its production plant in the Racine County town of Mount Pleasant. Hear how a similar investment from BMW affected the South Carolina economy and prompted major changes in that state.
The luncheon will be held at Gateway Technical College’s SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant. Registration, networking and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $25 for Tech Council individual members, WisPolitics/WisBusiness members or subscribers, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.
Joey Von Nessen, a top economist at the University of South Carolina who has studied the BMW impact on manufacturing clusters, and who has tracked the Boeing project in Charleston, S.C. Von Nessen also does annual economic forecasts for South Carolina and provides expert advice to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Von Nessen’s presentation will be followed by a conversation with Wisconsin experts, to be announced soon. Tech Council President Tom Still will moderate.
“It’s often important not to ‘reinvent the wheel’ and to learn from the successes and mistakes of others in similar settings. That’s what Von Nessen can do to help Wisconsin as the Foxconn project gets formally under way,” Still said.
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.