Wisconn Valley News - July 6, 2018


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Project Status

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President Recognizes Historic Project with Ceremonial Groundbreaking

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant last week.  Founder and CEO Terry Gou was joined by President Trump, Governor Walker, and House Speaker Ryan for the on-site groundbreaking and remarks at the Foxconn Opus facility.

Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park will be home to the first thin film transistor (TFT) fabrication facility in America.  This $10 billion investment by Foxconn will drive the next generation of display technology and building of AI 8K+5G Ecosystem.  At the Mount Pleasant facility, Foxconn will create 13,000 jobs and thousands more through an extensive supply chain.

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Construction & Contractors

Site excavation and prep work continue in Area 1 of Phase 1 of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.  Soon 100 pieces of equipment will be on site and foundation work for the first building pads for the fabrication facility will be developed.  

Foxconn, along with M+W | Gilbane announced eight prime contractors for the construction of the 120,000 square-foot multipurpose building.  All eight contractors are Wisconsin-based companies and meet the "Wisconsin First" approach established by Foxconn.  In the coming months, additional contracts for the development and construction of other facilities that are part of the first phase of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park will be announced. 

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Foxconn Bonus in Green Bay

Foxconn announced the expansion of the Wisconn Valley Innovation Center Network last week with the addition of a location in Green Bay.  An agreement has been made for Foxconn to purchase the WaterMark building in downtown Green Bay.  This six-story, 75,000 square-foot building will be home to at least 200 Foxconn employees.  The Wisconn Valley Innovation Center Network for Foxconn's AI 8K+5G ecosystem will foster innovative ideas and develop cutting-edge solutions from companies and entrepreneurs.

The Green Bay location is the second Wisconn Valley Innovation Center announced in the network.  Last month, Foxconn closed on the former Northwestern Mutual Life building at 611 E. Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee.  The Milwaukee location will serve as their North American Corporate Headquarters and Milwaukee Wisconn Valley Innovation Center, and will house more than 500 employees.

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Thousands of Community Members Attend Foxconn Open House

Approximately 5,000 attendees participated in Foxconn's open house event to see the types of advanced technologies that will be developed and manufactured at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant.  Attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony received the first look at displays, followed by two days of public viewing as Foxconn opened the doors to its Opus facility for participants to learn more about the wide range of devices and solutions being created.  The showcase included displays for self-driving cars, personalized entertainment, healthcare and medical solutions, advanced manufacturing systems and next-generation products.

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Road Updates

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Public Information Meeting

The next I-94 North-South Public Information Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Village of Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive in Mount Pleasant. At this meeting, you will be able to provide input for the design of County KR between County H and old WIS 31.

This portion of the roadway is currently being reviewed for possible expansion and other roadway improvements. WisDOT staff will also be available to discuss ongoing work on I-94 and additionally the development roads near the Foxconn site. WisDOT staff will also be on hand to provide the status of work on the south segment of the I-94 project and current plans for the central and north segments will be available at this meeting. Everyone is encouraged to attend and stay involved!

Monthly Infrastructure Meeting (July 9) -- Cancelled

The regularly scheduled Infrastructure meeting hosted by the I-94 North-South project team has been cancelled and all interested parties are being encouraged to attend the July 12, 2018 Public Information Meeting at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall.

The meeting was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on July 9 and was going to be hosted at the Gateway Technical College iMET Center. All of the materials that would have been on display at this meeting will be shown at the July 12 meeting.

What's Next

Development Roads Project Public Involvement Meeting

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a Public Involvement Meeting to discuss the roadway improvement project surrounding the Foxconn development.  The meeting will follow an open house format, citizens may attend any time between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406.

Local Monthly Update Meeting

The next local monthly update meeting for the Foxconn project will take place on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  Brief updates will be provided by the WisDOT, M+W | Gilbane, and the Village of Mount Pleasant to keep the public informed. Update meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall.    

Information Sessions

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Foxconn partners M+W | Gilbane are preparing to announce a second round of Information Sessions to be held in four locations throughout the state.  More details will be provided in future editions of the Wisconn Valley News.

Southeast Wisconsin Housing Summit

Racine County and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority will hold a Southeast Wisconsin Housing Summit on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  The event will connect municipalities in Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Waukesha, and Milwaukee counties with partners in the areas of development, financial, and housing.  More information will be available soon.

Interesting Facts

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    Flying Eagle was unveiled as the brand for the display products produced in America by Foxconn Technology Group, as well as the initiative centered around inventing, designing, and manufacturing for new and emerging products.

  • Foxconn shared five new display technologies, including: Active Matrix Backlight Unit, Wireless Magnetic Mount, Display Design for Weight, Clean Back Display, and Large Display Aluminum Housing. 
  • All of the 8K screens showcased at the Foxconn Open House were revolutionary prototypes, referred to as First Integration of Available Technology (FIAT). 
  • The featured Foxconn advanced display technologies at the groundbreaking included: immersion display, reactive display, creative image processing and virtual room extensions. 

Recent Announcements

Press Releases

ICYMI: The Real Wisconsin Impact of Foxconn

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Wisconsinites

MADISON – Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, is investing $10 billion into Wisconsin. This investment is having a ripple effect across Wisconsin from construction workers to veterans.

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Wisconsin's Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn to Open Innovation Center in Downtown Green Bay to Attract Talent, Support Entrepreneurship in Northeastern Wisconsin

Company expands its Wisconn Valley Innovation Network by purchasing six-story downtown building for new facility expected to create at least 200 high-tech jobs

GREEN BAY – Governor Scott Walker today joined Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) founder and CEO Terry Gou, other company officials, and local and state leaders to announce Foxconn's purchase of a six-story office building in downtown Green Bay that will be transformed into the new Foxconn Innovation Center.

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Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin Winning the First LCD Manufacturing Facility in North America

Foxconn breaks ground on $10 billion investment

MOUNT PLEASANT – Governor Scott Walker today joined President Donald Trump, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, and Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) in celebrating the groundbreaking of Phase 1 of Area 1 of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn is committed to a "Wisconsin First" strategy to build the campus, which places an emphasis on hiring Wisconsin workers and businesses.

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Foxconn Myth Vs. Fact: Foxconn and Wisconsin's Environment

MADISON — Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, is investing $10 billion and creating 13,000 good-paying, family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin. This is the largest corporate attraction project in U.S. history as measured by jobs. To separate myth from fact, Governor Scott Walker's office released the following information about Foxconn's historic investment and Wisconsin's environment.

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Foxconn Myth Vs. Fact: Foxconn's $10 Billion Investment in the State of Wisconsin

MADISON — Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, is investing $10 billion and creating 13,000 good-paying, family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin. This is the largest corporate attraction project in U.S. history as measured by jobs. To separate myth from fact, Governor Scott Walker's office released the following information today.

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From the News

Commentary by James Hoffman: Foxconn benefits felt throughout Wisconsin

July 5, 2018

By James Hoffman, The Journal Times

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Before leaving Wisconsin, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou visits a ginseng farm and a supper club near Wausau

July 3, 2018

By Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Technologies on display at Foxconn event will help drive Wisconsin's economy

July 3, 2018

By Tom Still, Inside Wisconsin

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WisDOT names 12 contractors for $80M I-94 project

July 3, 2018

By Nate Beck, Daily Reporter

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Advocate Aurora Health in talks with Foxconn about health care services

July 2, 2018

By Rich Kirchen and Sean Ryan, Milwaukee Business Journal

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Foxconn in Green Bay: What would it mean to downtown and how would it shape the economy?

July 2, 2018

By Jonathan Anderson, Green Bay Press

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WisBusiness: Foxconn opening innovation center in Green Bay

July 2, 2018

By Tech Council

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Mayor Mason: Racine Benefitting from New Partnerships and Foxconn

June 28, 2018

By Cory Mason, The Journal Times

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Racine County focuses on workforce development at Foxconn

June 25, 2018

By Charles Benson, TMJ4

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The Wisconn Valley News is published every other week and designed to keep interested individuals up to date on Foxconn construction plans, infrastructure improvements, traffic pattern updates, and more.  Local elected officials, suppliers, contractors and members of the public are encouraged to turn to the Wisconn Valley News for the latest project status, road updates, next steps, and interesting facts.  When appropriate, special bulletins will also be distributed to ensure the most timely information possible.