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Wisconsin lands huge LCD screen plant, potential of 13,000 jobs



This news story was published on July 26, 2017.
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President Trump with Governor Scott Walker, VP Mike Pence, Senator Paul Ryan and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou makes the announcement Wednesday at the White House.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was proclaimed Wednesday that a company from Taiwan will invest billions of dollars in Wisconsin to build electronic flat display screens – and employ thousands of people.

According to Wisconsin’s lead economic development organization, Foxconn plans to employ upwards of 13,000 workers with a capital investment of $10 billion, “by far the state’s largest economic development project and is the largest corporate attraction project in U.S. history as measured by jobs.”

Foxconn – Apple’s primary manufacturing partner
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Foxconn, which works closely with Apple, will manufacture LCD screens used in computers, smartphones, TV’s and more.  It will offer 3,000 “good wage” jobs to start with a potential to add 10,000 more.

President Trump with Scott Walker, VP Mike Pence, Senator Paul Ryan and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou made the announcement Wednesday at the White House.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said “This is a great day for America. This is a great day for Wisconsin, and it’s a great day for Foxconn.”

The project will be one of the largest greenfield investments by a foreign-based company in U.S. history as measured by jobs.  With a floor area of 20 million square feet, the Foxconn campus will be large enough to hold 11 Lambeau Fields. It will become one of the largest manufacturing campuses in the world – eclipsing the New Century Global Center in Chengdu, China, the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, and the Boeing facility in Everett, Washington.

Foxconn’s investment will create the first liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturing facility in North America and the only one globally that is not located in Asia.

North Iowa’s top economic development artists only offer slaughterhouses and increased beer sales and consumption. Did they call Foxconn?

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7 Responses to Wisconsin lands huge LCD screen plant, potential of 13,000 jobs

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    They having nothing on worth and mitchell county ! The suppervisors are bringing in 5 large hog factories into worthless county and 2 mega hog lots into mitchell county – right along the path of the taxpayer funded 80 million dollar gas pipeline – just what we need with 754 waterways polluted in Iowa – DNR is worthless.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Access to a major shipping port – TPP? Port Authority ? That criminal obama treaty was halted by the new President – Seems that a couple of obams corrupt group -county supervisors in worth and mitchell county do not realize their corrupt party LOST and are still carrying on with the Anti American program..

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Pretty yellow ‘journalism’ as usual. A important fact which is purposely omitted: Access to a major shipping port was a prerequisite for this development. Unless we somehow are able to enlarge Lake Michigan to give Mason City some lakeshore, our town wouldn’t have even been considered for this.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Why is this posted here? As if this area would ever have an opportunity to attract such an economic opportunity of this magnitude. I’m sure some radical, anti-everything group would rise up to tell everyone supporting such an opportunity how bad it is for some stupid reason. After all, kooks and racists are not intelligent enough for high tech jobs. That’s summarizes the majority of the citizens in Mason City. Oh, and let’s not forget the red necks too

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 26, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      You could also mention all the Mexicans a plant like this is going to attract. That is a serious no-go in Mason City.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm

        Mexicans, oh I forgot that. Like that radical group opposing prestage would claim, illegals and crime rates would skyrocket. oh and the pollution it would create, oh my lord, the sky would be falling by now according to that group of hypocrites

    • Todd Reply Report comment

      July 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Let me guess, you live right smack dab in the middle of this town?