Even the FIBs are rooting for it.
Southeastern Wisconsin is in the running to land a behemoth electronics manufacturing facility that could bring 10,000 jobs, a potential game-changer for the region if the deal goes through.
Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, a major electronics manufacturer well known for making Apple’s iPhones, has announced plans to invest $10 billion to expand U.S. operations, and although it has not announced where or how that money will be spent, Wisconsin officials have let slip that their state is a top contender.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner reached out to Foxconn earlier this year to make his own pitch for the project and the state “will continue to stay in contact as Foxconn works to consider locations and opportunities in the Midwest,” according to an emailed statement Friday from governor’s spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis.
But Foxconn appears to be zeroing in on a swath of Wisconsin just north of the border, which would still likely benefit Illinois as the company builds its workforce and supply chain.