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US Rep: Take Long, Hard Look At Foxconn

Antigo, WI, United States /

A Wisconsin congressman is warning legislators to take a hard look at Foxconn’s plans to locate a plant in southeastern Wisconsin before signing off on a $3 billion incentive package.
A deal Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed with Foxconn calls for the company to invest $10 billion in Wisconsin and employ 3,000 people by 2020, with up to 13,000 workers within six years.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said during a news conference Wednesday that he’s skeptical the plant will really employ 13,000 people. He said any incentive package should be based on the number of jobs actually created. He added that people from Illinois likely will take many of the jobs and questioned how much pay employees would really receive.
Pocan also questioned if Foxconn would abandon plans for the plant if President Donald Trump doesn’t follow through on a proposal to raise tariffs on imports.

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