Foxconn is seeking firms to build out the coworking space and other features in the planned innovation center in Eau Claire.
Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley will be located at Haymarket Landing, on 200 and 210 Eau Claire St. and 4 South Barstow. This facility will connect west central Wisconsin to Foxconn’s Racine County presence, also serving as an incubator and laboratory for “next-generation technological solutions,” according to a release.
The Taiwanese company says businesses with “strong track records” in Wisconsin will be given preference in this process. The RFP has several main focus areas including a coworking space, an “application area” for testing technology, and a space for building brand and culture.
Alan Yeung, director of U.S. strategic initiatives for Foxconn, says this Eau Claire facility will eventually have 150 workers.
“Establishing Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley and our request for ideas and design proposals to update and enhance this office are in line with our continued efforts to contribute to an attractive and vibrant environment for talent, innovation, business and the local community,” Yeung said in a release. “We hope to do our part to inject new energy that will support the ongoing development of the downtown area.” Read the full story here.