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An active collection of articles following the development of Foxconn.

Foxconn Timeline

 

  1. The office of the Governor of WI has a comprehensive outline of the events/decisions surrounding Foxconn from July 2017 to Sept 2017: (https://walker.wi.gov/foxconn-chooses-wisconsin)

  2. Another timeline of Foxconn from August 2017 to present: (https://www.wiscontext.org/foxconn-and-economic-development-wisconsin)

  3. August 1, 2017 - GOP debate on budget & Foxconn deal: (https://www.wpr.org/gop-leaders-clash-over-prioritizing-state-budget-foxconn-deal)

  4. August 17, 2017 - Wisconsin Assembly Pass Foxconn: (https://www.wpr.org/assembly-passes-3b-foxconn-incentive-package)

  5. The State legislature approves the Foxconn deal on September 14th 2017. (https://www.wpr.org/legislature-approves-3b-incentive-package-foxconn)

  6. An expanded timeline, July to November 2017, from the Governor’s office was published along with a fact sheet regarding Foxconn. (https://walker.wi.gov/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-foxconn-wisconsin)

  7. Around this time in Sept. the Mayor of Kenosha announced that the city was pulling out of the Foxconn deal. (http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/state-and-regional/as-mayor-cites-concerns-with-bill-kenosha-quits-foxconn-hunt/article_0223d297-9ffa-5554-be41-4f2de0870575.html)

  8. Concurrently with these events in September, the Foxconn deal was found to be possibly unconstitutional by a nonpartisan study. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef2SmvNPf1A) & (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-foxconn-wisconsin-law-20170920-story.html)

  9. October 4th 2017 - Racine Foxconn site announcement (Audio): (https://www.wgtd.org/news/audio-foxconn-heading-mount-pleasant)

  10. November 8th 2017 - Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) approves Foxconn contract. (https://www.wpr.org/wedc-board-approves-3b-foxconn-contract)

  11. February 5, 2018 - Foxconn HQ setup in Milwaukee: (https://www.wpr.org/foxconn-setting-headquarters-downtown-milwaukee)

  12. February 5, 2018 - Milwaukee Amtrak Expanding to serve Foxconn: (https://www.wpr.org/milwaukee-alderman-hopes-expand-amtrak-service-foxconn)

  13. February 16, 2018 - Illinois companies transferring industry to Southeast WI to benefit from the Foxconn plan. (http://dailyreporter.com/2018/02/16/illinois-company-moving-to-kenosha-in-hopes-to-work-with-foxconn/)

  14. February 14, 2018 - New Foxconn Website Launched: (https://www.wgtd.org/news/new-foxconn-website-launched-state)

  15. February 28, 2018 - Foxconn & road upkeep: (https://www.wpr.org/foxconn-plant-could-reduce-road-funding-state-projects-90m)

  16. June 6, 2018 - China announces that only 5.7% of Foxconn shares will be openly tradeable, the rest will be given to elites: (https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-06-07/foxconn-s-hot-china-listing-isn-t-for-the-average-joe)

 

DNR/Environmental Concerns

 

In September 2017, the State Legislature passed 2017 Wisconsin Act 58 [exit DNR], authorizing the state to create an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, within which Foxconn will be operating.”