The lure of Foxconn Technology Group’s planned $1.4 billion in purchases from Wisconsin companies has prompted nearly 800 businesses to put their information on the Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace, but what Foxconn will actually need from those companies and how firms can interact with the Taiwanese tech giant remains a bit of a mystery.

Attendees visit the Foxconn lounge at the MMAC all-member meeting

“That’s a big pie to break down and really think what all those services are going to look like,” said Jela Trask, business and investment attraction director at Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., during a panel discussion at last week’s Manufacturing Matters conference in Milwaukee.

The Marketplace, an online tool developed by Green Bay-area economic development group The New North with support from WEDC, allows companies to create profiles to detail the markets the company serves and where it is strongest. Read the full story here.