Foxconn chairman Young Liu said in March that the company’s final plans for its Mount Pleasant facility would be announced by July. During the same March press conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Liu said Foxconn was debating between sites in Mexico and Wisconsin for building vehicles for Fisker.
As such, with the promise of building vehicles in the United States, this new announcement could be good news for jobs in Wisconsin – but the company is keeping a low profile and local officials had nothing to add.
Racine County communications director Mark Schaaf said in an email “we have nothing more than our February statement,” referring to when the potential Fisker and Foxconn partnership was reported for the first time.
This statement read: “We are pleased to see the exciting collaboration between Fisker and Foxconn to develop a revolutionary electric vehicle. While we look forward to hearing more details, we remain very encouraged by Foxconn’s progress at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park and the positive impact the village and county has already experienced.
Foxconn’s new contract with the state, approved last month, gives the company much more flexibility to build whatever it wants in Mount Pleasant. With potential incentives fell by nearly $ 3 billion to set up a state-of-the-art LCD screen up to $ 80 million with much less conditions, state and company have been anxiously waiting for the gears of production to start spinning faster in the corridor of Interstate 94.