KENOSHA — Carthage College will host a series of three panel discussions examining the anticipated impacts of the Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing campus planned for Mount Pleasant.
The public forums in the next few weeks will address the future Foxconn’s potential effects on the region, and the national and international trends that the Foxconn project embodies. Panelists will include community leaders and Carthage faculty from a variety of academic departments.
The public is invited to attend these free forums, and time will be set aside for audience questions and discussion. Each session runs from 4-5 p.m. in room 107 of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business on the north end of the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive.
The dates and topics:
As the largest private employer in China, the Taiwanese firm brings with it a different business culture, approach to the environment and method of interacting with the community. A panel including former Racine Mayor John Dickert will discuss the expected local ramifications.
March 14 — Impact on local government, geography and policy
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and other experts will assess Foxconn’s potential to serve as a catalyst for further growth in skilled manufacturing, as well as the stress it will exert on local infrastructure and government budgets.
March 21 — Foxconn in Wisconsin and beyond
To attract large global employers, governments often provide incentives ranging from workforce training to direct subsidies. This panel will lay out the relevant economic trends and analyze the expected benefits and costs stemming from Wisconsin’s recruitment of Foxconn.
For more information about the series, contact Darwin Tsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-551-6679.