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Following Foxconn - Updated 11/28/2018

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 14, 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 4, 2017 - Racine Foxconn site announcement (Audio): (https://www.wgtd.org/news/audio-foxconn-heading-mount-pleasant)

  10. November 8, 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)

  17. June 15, 2018 - Foxconn buys Milwaukee office building to set-up headquarters. (https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2018/06/15/foxconn-closes-purchase-downtown-site-where-500-people-work/705028002/)

  18. June 28, 2018 - President Donald Trump visits Wisconsin to deliver a  speech at Foxconn site. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnl_HI_FVs4)

  19. July 29, 2018 - Foxconn buying WaterMark building for Green Bay innovation center. (http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Foxconn-Packers-governor-plan-major-announcement-in-Green-Bay-486896271.html)

  20. July 7, 2018 - Advocate Aurora Health & Foxconn form technology partnership. (https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180712/advocate-aurora-health-foxconn-form-technology-partnership)

  21. July 16, 2018 - Foxconn to open tech center in Eau Claire Wisconsin. (https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2018/07/16/foxconn-plans-eau-claire-follow-steps-into-milwaukee-green-bay/787881002/)

  22. August 23, 2018 - Foxconn flops on it’s promised plan to build a modern manufacturing facility. (https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2018/08/23/murphys-law-foxconns-story-changes-yet-again/)

  23. August 28, 2018 - Foxconn gifts $100 million to UW-Madison in a science and technology Partnership (http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/foxconn-gifts-million-to-uw-madison-in-a-science-and/article_77f48ebb-9421-5343-9d9b-b2f6d32d4c16.html)

  24. September 5, 2018 - New Foxconn Partnership Ventures to be subsidized by state taxes. (https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2018/09/05/murphys-law-more-foxconn-bells-and-whistles/)

  25. September 7, 2018 - Borrowing for massive Foxconn project lowers Mount Pleasant's credit rating (https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2018/09/12/foxconn-borrowing-lowers-credit-rating-mount-pleasant/1277077002/)

  26. September 11, 2018 - Foxconn partners are all major Walker donors (https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2018/09/11/campaign-cash-foxconn-partners-are-big-walker-donors/)

  27. September 12, 2018 -  Foxconn committed to hiring 3,000 veterans (https://www.racinecountyeye.com/veterans/)

  28. October 22, 2018 - Gateway Technical College launches Foxconn-related programs (https://walker.wi.gov/press-releases/governor-walker-foxconn-s-ripple-effect-continues-grow-imet-center-expansion)

  29. November 8, 2018 - The Future Of Foxconn Under The Evers Administration (https://www.wpr.org/future-foxconn-under-evers-administration?qt-popularity=1)



 

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.”