Critics Wary of Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s Plan to Push Through Foxconn Deal

Syndicated from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community. Read entire article here.

Julia Conley, staff writer

Critics are raising doubts about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s plan to bring the Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to the state, by way of a $3 billion dollar investment to fund a huge new factory in the southeastern part of the state.

While the project has been heralded as an example of Walker’s commitment to bringing jobs to the state—and that of President Donald Trump, who has championed the planned deal and has called it “incredible”—economists and Wisconsin residents alike are questioning how much the state stands to gain from Foxconn’s arrival.

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