Taiwanese tech manufacturer Foxconn has selected a site in the village of Mount Pleasant for its massive new manufacturing facility in Wisconsin.
Representatives from the electronics manufacturer joined state and local officials for the announcement in Sturtevant on Wednesday morning.
“We’re looking for partnership, I think that’s where the excitement is,” said Louis Woo, special assistant to the chairman and CEO of Foxconn.
The nearly 1,200-acre campus will be located off Interstate 94 between Braun Road and Highway KR. Foxconn will invest an estimated $10 billion in the facility and is projected to hire up to 13,000 workers.
The state Legislature approved a $3 billion incentives package for the manufacturer last month. The package includes tax credits for construction and job creation, as well as allowances for Foxconn to bypass some state environmental regulations.
Local officials lauded the deal as a game changer for the village of Mount Pleasant and surrounding communities. Read the full story here.