Foxconn chooses Mount Pleasant

Taiwanese technology company Foxconn plans to build its promised $10 billion manufacturing campus in the southwestern corner of Mount Pleasant, as was widely suspected, officials confirmed Wednesday.

“Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn), the world’s largest electronics manufacturing services provider, will invest an estimated $10 billion to construct its Mount Pleasant campus, which will be located off of Interstate 94 between Highway 11 and Highway KR,” stated a press release issued Wednesday. “The manufacturing campus will be approximately 20 million square feet — by far the largest project in the state, and one of the largest manufacturing campuses in the world.”

According to the Foxconn news release, the Mount Pleasant campus will be the first in a series of world-class manufacturing facilities the company will be building in the United States to meet future needs for the latest in display technology components.

The new Mount Pleasant campus will consist of a multibillion dollar thin-film transistor liquid crystal display plant, a facility to package LCD modules, a skill-intensive facility focused on molding and tool-and-die processes, and an assembly operation to produce end-device units.

A map of the entire Foxconn project is comprised of three areas. Area one, where Foxconn will build its 20-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, is the land between Interstate 94, highways H and KR and Braun Road.

Area two, solely for future expansion, is most of the land between Highway 11, I-94, Highway H and Braun Road.

Area three, for construction staging and where Foxconn suppliers are expected to set up operations, consists of all the land between Braun Road, Highway KR, 90th Street and Highway H.