Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) Founder and CEO Terry Gou formally broke ground for the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County, Wisconsin. President Donald J. Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined Mr. Gou in marking the start of construction of the campus which will create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin with $10 billion investment and thousands of more jobs through the extensive supply chain supporting this project.
“We are proud to mark this historic occasion and formally start construction of our state-of-the-art science and technology campus in America’s heartland,” said Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou. “Over the past year, we have formed strong partnerships with communities across Wisconsin and we look forward to continuing to work with the talented, hard-working people here in the years ahead. We thank President Trump, Governor Walker, and Speaker Ryan for their commitment to this project that will help reinvigorate high-tech manufacturing in the U.S. and the high-tech industry in the Midwest.”
As part of the company’s ‘Wisconsin First’ approach, Foxconn is actively working with local partners and tapping the talented and hardworking workforce in the state. It has started assembling a team of companies with strong track records in Wisconsin to support the development and construction of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.
The Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park will also serve as a science and technology park to promote research and development in advanced technologies in areas such as cloud computing, mobile devices, Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), networks, and robotics and automation. It will lay the foundation for the AI 8K+5G ecosystem that Foxconn is creating in the United States, and provide a platform for the development of next-generation hardware and solutions as part of that ecosystem. In addition, it will serve as an industry internet platform to enable hundreds of thousands of small and medium size manufacturers to be part of the advanced manufacturing in the Midwest and in America.