President Donald Trump joined other officials and executives on June 28 to break ground on the Foxconn's $10-billion factory to produce flat-panel displays in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The $10bn facility will make LCD screens for the Taiwan-based firm.
The Foxconn project could employ up to 13,000 people, but opponents say it is costing Wisconsin taxpayers too much.
President Trump praised the groundbreaking, saying Thursday that what used to be a field in Mount Pleasant will become one of the largest developments ever built in the world at 20 million square feet (1.9 million square meters). Thompson is an avid Harley rider and used to say that Wisconsin is the state where "Harley's roar".
Thompson says, "I think Harley is going to come out of this better than they are today". I hate to say it, if I didn't get elected, they wouldn't be in this country. The move is to serve customers in other parts of the globe.
They stood in front of a massive American flag held aloft by a pair of construction cranes Thursday.
Foxconn, the largest contract electronics maker in the world, announced the investment a year ago, partly thanks to Trump's emphasis on domestic manufacturing and support from other levels of government, according to Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, who also attended the groundbreaking.
In turn, the state and local governments will award the company up to about $3 billion in tax credits and almost $900 million for infrastructure improvements and other local costs, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Protesters gathered as President Trump headed from a morning fundraiser in Milwaukee to the groundbreaking about 30 miles south. Joining him at the ground-breaking were Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, and Scott Walker, Wisconsin's Republican governor.
Against a backdrop of a growing trade conflict between the United States and China, Trump helped Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, to break ground on a 13,000-employee us plant.
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