Foxconn Anticipation Building
Governor Scott Walker kept the excitement over Foxconn building by mentioning the huge project in his State of the State Address last week. Two local state legislators are also looking forward to the company and the up to 13,000 jobs it is supposed to bring to the state. State Senator Dan Feyen of Fond du Lac says the company has already begun the building process by hiring a general contractor. He says, “They are in the land acquisition process. They hope to break ground by April of next year on a 20 million square foot facility, $10 billion. The numbers are staggering it is great for the state of Wisconsin and the future of the state of Wisconsin as well.” State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt emphasizes that over 50 percent of the supply chain for the company will be coming from within the state. He says, “I’ve received word from our local business organizations that there are Fond du Lac companies who are currently in negotiations with Foxconn to try to be supplying them with certain things that they need and so that is going to help us here in Fond du Lac and other communities are experiencing that same thing.” Foxconn officials are already hiring people.