Governor Scott Walker was in Green Bay Sunday morning to discuss how a Foxconn plant would benefit the entire state.
Governor Scott Walker along with business and education leaders in Northeast Wisconsin got together at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to talk Foxconn – and the impact it could have on our area, “We have a team effort that’s why we’re not waiting till the law is passed to be talking with higher education, with construction firms, with supply chain experts and others out there. So we are gong to move on this aggressively,” Said Governor Scott Walker, (R) Wisconsin.
Foxconn wants to build the plant in southern wisconsin- saying it would invest $10 billion in the state and create 13,000 jobs.
The state would give the company $3 billion in incentives.
Governor Walker says it would create 22,000 indirect jobs that would be in Foxconn’s supply chain- and many of those would be right here, “With Foxconn it’s not just the 13-thousand jobs its the supply base, you’re talking over 4-billion dollars a year they’re talking about supply chains so businesses here in Northeast Wisconsin and all across the state benefit from that,” said Governor Walker.
The governor says higher education will play a key role in filling the jobs – something NWTC officials told the governor would be something they can certainly handle, “We thought of education being the university the technical college and the k-12 schools. We are building a system that is comprehensive and therefore I think is going to be very easily adaptable and easily meet needs,” said Jeff Rafn, President, NWTC.
Democrats and environmentalists say the state is giving away too much to secure the plant.