Thiesfeldt Addresses Foxconn Criticism
State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt says criticism of the incentive package Wisconsin put together for Foxconn is unwarranted. He says critics doubt the company will be able to keep up with the technology over the years, but he says they have managed to adapt for more than 40 years. He says there is no reason to believe that they are not going to be as well over the next 40 years. He says others bring up problems the company had in a deal with Pennsylvania. Thiesfeldt says that state elected a new governor who was anti-corporate and still Foxconn honored certain commitments. He says the company made a deal with the previous administration and felt the new governor would break the deal. He says he doesn’t anticipate that happening in Wisconsin and once it gets going people will see the benefits of it. He says some of the workforce will have to be drawn from Illinois because of the workforce shortage, which he says is another reason Wisconsin has to become more attractive for workers.