In wake of Foxconn deal, Wisconsin and Illinois vie for jobs

  • TECH
  • Friday, 25 Aug 2017


CHICAGO: The pledge by Taiwan's Foxconn to build a US$10bil (RM42.7bil) factory in southern Wisconsin has ignited cross-border competition with Illinois over which state’s residents will get the jobs created by the project. 

Backers of Wisconsin’s US$3bil (RM12.83bil) incentives package, which is quickly moving through the state legislature, estimate Foxconn’s plant and related investments could create more than 23,000 factory, construction and ancillary jobs.

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