State launches website to post Foxconn construction updates

By Hannah Weikel - Freeman Staff

Feb. 15, 2018

MADISON — Seven months after Foxconn announced it will build a factory in Wisconsin, the state has launched a website that will post updates on the construction project.

The site — — also gives local manufacturers the ability to create a business profile to make connections with Foxconn Technology Group and other buyers across the state. Gov. Scott Walker has said the Taiwan-based technology manufacturer could bring increased business to local suppliers and create up to 22,000 jobs indirectly.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has partnered with regional economic development coordinators and will host informational meetings for construction contractors, who will then connect subcontractors, suppliers and vendors to support the Foxconn construction project, according to a press release.

Meetings will be held in Appleton, Eagle River, Eau Claire, Janesville, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Platteville, Superior and Wausau. More details will be published on the website in the coming weeks.

A construction worker resource fair will be held on March 29 at Festival Hall in Racine. Anyone interested in construction work for Foxconn or the related infrastructure upgrades will be able to learn more about work opportunities.

“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 jobs indirectly and will have a positive economic impact across the state,” Walker said in a statement.

Foxconn plans to build a 1,200-acre campus in Mount Pleasant. The company expects to spend about $1.4 billion annually on Wisconsin goods and services, according to the press 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,” said Walker. “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 job or involving their small business.”

Foxconn announced last week it would purchase the 611 Building in downtown Milwaukee for its Wisconsin headquarters. At the announcement, Walker said the building purchase was the first example of the major economic impact Foxconn will make in the state.


Aside from updates and general information about the Foxconn facility construction project, the website will provide answers to frequently asked questions, such as “Why Wisconsin?” and “What is Foxconn?”

The site also has resources for contractors and suppliers in the state interested in doing business with Foxconn. Businesses can sign up for notifications of bidding opportunities as the project moves forward. There will also be notices sent about construction on roads and highways for the project to anyone who signs up for regular updates from the Wisconn Valley News e-newsletter.

“There is no question that momentum for Foxconn is continuing to grow as we get closer to breaking ground on the manufacturing campus — not just in southeastern Wisconsin, but in every region of the state,” said Walker. “Whether it’s online, via the email newsletter or during community meetings, we look forward to sharing more information about the Foxconn project and the positive ripple effects it will have statewide.”