Wisconsin in focus: What they’re saying about Foxconn announcement

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Foxconn says it will create thousands of jobs at surprisingly good wages The thousands of jobs that Foxconn says it will create when it opens a massive manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin are projected to have an average annual salary of $53,875 plus benefits — lucrative enough to attract workers from across the state and nation. It’s […]

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Foxconn chooses Wisconsin for manufacturing plant, says 13,000 jobs will be created

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Foxconn, the maker of iPhone chips, flat screen TV panels and other electronics items, has picked southeastern Wisconsin over other U.S. states to build a new manufacturing plant. At a Wednesday evening news conference at the White House, company CEO Terry Gou Foxconn will invest $10 billion in the new plant and create 13,000 jobs once construction […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin Foxconn deal could include $1 billion to $3 billion in taxpayer-backed incentives

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin Foxconn deal could include $1 billion to $3 billion in taxpayer-backed incentives A plan to bring a massive Foxconn Technology Group plant to Wisconsin could cost $1 billion to $3 billion in local, state and federal incentives over coming years — a stunning sum for a project that backers say could transform […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Foxconn nearing decision to invest in Wisconsin

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Foxconn nearing decision to invest in Wisconsin Foxconn Technology Group will make a midweek announcement in Milwaukee that Wisconsin is the company’s choice, or at least its leading choice, for a huge new electronics factory, a source told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday. The announcement probably will not name a specific site for […]

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Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin score well in manufacturing report; Illinois not so much

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The Midwest as a whole received relatively high grades in an annual rating of states’ manufacturing industries, but Illinois’ manufacturing sector is still struggling due to an unpredictable economic climate and unfunded public liabilities. The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card gave Illinois a “C+” for the overall health of its manufacturing industries, but the […]

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Haupt: America needs group of Tom Paines to take government back from elites

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense, January 10, 1776 The year was 1776 and the time had come for Americans to assert their independence from the British. This was the topic of contentious […]

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