As contracts are being awarded and opportunities announced, municipal leaders are making sure their communities aren’t excluded
Members of the Milwaukee Common Council April 12 pressed representatives promoting the Foxconn development about diversity at every level of the project.
The council’s steering and rules committee discussed development plans with the state liaison for the project, Matt Moroney of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, and Adam Jelen, a senior vice president with Gilbane Building Company, the lead contractor.
Foxconn Technology Group, the largest contract electronics company in the world, plans to build a campus in Mount Pleasant to manufacture LCD screens, operate a headquarters in Milwaukee, and import and export goods from the Port of Milwaukee.
In courting the Taiwan-based company, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature negotiated the largest taxpayer giveaway to a private corporation in the nation’s history, as well relaxed environmental regulations.
Strong opposition to the project remains, but as contracts are being awarded and opportunities announced, municipal leaders are making sure their communities aren’t excluded