‘We will soon break ground:’ Wisconn Valley website launched, offers information Foxconn project
MADISON — Governor Scott Walker announced on Wednesday, Feb. 14 that the state launched a new website – wisconnvalley.wi.gov. It is expected to provide residents and businesses with the latest information about the Foxconn Technology Group’s investment in Wisconsin.
Foxconn plans to build a 1,200-acre manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant that could create up to 13,000 jobs. The governor’s office says the new activity will have an estimated annual economic impact of $7 billion. The company estimates it will spend about $1.4 billion annually on goods and services from Wisconsin companies.
The new website includes:
- An overview of the Foxconn project, including details of the project and answers to some frequently asked questions;
- Details on the Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace, which enables companies seeking to do business with Foxconn to register to get connected to the company;
- Sign up to be notified of bidding opportunities as the project progresses under the public construction info signup page; and
- Construction updates on the project itself, as well as nearby roads and highways.
Gov. Walker issued the following statement in a news release:
“We will soon break ground on Foxconn’s $10 billion advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County, and we’re starting to see a flurry of activity surrounding this once-in-a-generation project. We want businesses and residents of Wisconsin to have access to information when it comes time to get involved with Foxconn whether it’s for a new a job or involving their small business. This new website and upcoming informational meetings will help ensure that Wisconsinites receive the most up-to-date and accurate information possible about the project, which will create up to 13,000 jobs directly, 22,000 indirectly and have a positive economic impact throughout the state. Just last week, Wisconsin got a Foxconn Bonus when the company announced plans to purchase Northwestern Mutual’s downtown office building and make it their home in Wisconsin.”
State and local partners also announced on Wednesday the first resource fair for construction workers on March 29 at Festival Hall in Racine. Individuals interested in construction work for Foxconn or the surrounding infrastructure development will get information to understand the opportunities and qualifications associated with the project in addition to connecting with additional resources to assist with becoming fully qualified when opportunities become available.
Anyone seeking to get regular updates on the Foxconn project is also invited to sign up for the Wisconn Valley News e-newsletter.