Coalition sends letter of thanks, pledges to work with state and community leaders, Foxconn to move Wisconsin’s economy into the future
MADISON – After Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation to bring Foxconn Technology Group’s historic investment to Wisconsin, the Wisconn Valley Jobs Coalition sent a letter to the governor and state legislators thanking them for their support of the project.
The coalition – which is made up of businesses, entrepreneurs, workers and community leaders – has mobilized groups all across Wisconsin to contact their legislators and participate in lobbying efforts. It has also continued its operation of FoxconnFacts.com and social media platforms pushing the facts on the project.
“Foxconn’s unprecedented investment will mean tens of thousands of jobs and a wave of economic growth and innovation across Wisconsin’s entire economy,” said Kurt R. Bauer, president/CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), which launched the coalition in late August. “We thank Gov. Walker and state lawmakers for supporting this bipartisan legislation, and look forward to working hard to transform Wisconsin’s economy and make our state a worldwide hub for high-tech manufacturing.”
The Wisconn Valley Jobs Coalition was formed to inform the public and policymakers of the transformational impact Foxconn will have not only on southeastern Wisconsin, but the entire state. From the thousands of family-supporting jobs that will be directly created by Foxconn to the indirect jobs in construction, the supply chain and other services, this is an opportunity like never before.
The investment will bring thousands of jobs, a world-class manufacturing facility with a full supply chain, and a high-tech 8K-5G ecosystem to Wisconsin, making it a historic moment for our state and hard-working families in all of our communities.
Foxconn will turn Wisconsin into the center of a new wave of high-tech manufacturing – products made in America, right here in Wisconsin. Building components to TVs, computers, cars and more will impact our entire statewide economy and revolutionize what it means to live and work in our communities with high-skill, high-paying jobs.
The Wisconn Valley Jobs Coalition sent the attached letter thanking them for supporting the Foxconn bill. You can view the coalition’s website, which was highlighted throughout the legislative debate, here: FoxconnFacts.com.
For more information, contact:
Nick Novak, 608.258.3400