Foxconn reportedly interested in Dane County location

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Tech company Foxconn, which announced plans last week for a major facility in southeastern Wisconsin, is also interested in potentially locating a second facility in Dane County, according to a spokesman for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.

The confirmation comes after an initial report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel citing anonymous sources saying the company has been investigating sites in the Madison area for a possible company location.

The report indicated the site would be for a separate operation than the LCD screen manufacturing, and could be used for research and development, an operation connected with medical imaging or a business related to a wearable device.

Chamber spokesman Erik Greenfield confirmed that the company has been looking at research and manufacturing capabilities in the area. Leadership from the UW Carbone Cancer Center met with executives from FoxConn’s medical business.

Gov. Scott Walker would not offer any additional details when asked about the possibility Wednesday.

“Any further speculation on Foxconn is really dependent on other things that might be happening that would affect the marketplace for them,” Walker said. “We’re a ways off, if we get closer to that we’ll give you information about that if we learn more in the future.”

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