Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Economic Development Corp"


A shovel is set in place before the June 28, 2018 groundbreaking ceremony of what was originally planned as a Foxconn large flat-screen manufacturing facility. (Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto)
Wisconsin Might Have to Change a Law for Foxconn to Build Electric Vehicles in Mount Pleasant

The troubled project in Mount Pleasant has a new problem: a state law banning automakers from selling directly to consumers.

Starlink logo on cell phone
SpaceX Launches Satellite Broadband Service In Rural Eau Claire County

If successful in its pilot program, SpaceX’s Starlink internet could play an important role in expanding broadband access in rural Wisconsin, Evers says.

Foxconn globe in Mount Pleasant
From Mega-Factory to Minimal Requirements, Foxconn Reaches a ‘Right-Sized’ New Deal

The hyped promise of 13,000 jobs shrinks to a realistic 1,400 as Evers delivers on a major campaign promise.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks during a virtual listening session focused on small businesses' economic recovery from the pandemic. (Screenshot)
‘No Time to Waste’: Barnes Urges GOP To Pass Budget, Help Small Businesses

Wisconsin has “a tremendous opportunity” to help small business recovery and growth, a brewery and restaurant owner says.

The Abbey, a neighborhood sports bar and restaurant in De Pere, has become an institution among St. Norbert College students, alumni, faculty, and staff. (Photo by Christina Liefrring)
Sports Bar Owner Recognized for Looking Out for Employee and Customer Safety

Instead of keeping donations, the money was converted to gift cards for others in need.

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou and former Gov. Scott Walker pose for photos before the groundbreaking of the Foxconn Technology Group computer screen plant on June 28, 2018, in Mount Pleasant. President Donald Trump also attended the event. Foxconn had committed to building a $10 billion plant and creating 13,000 Wisconsin jobs. Two years later, neither has happened. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
Foxconn Says It Doesn’t Want to Meet Contract Stipulations, but Still Wants Taxpayer Money

The offer comes after the state denied all tax credits for the floundering project.

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou and former Gov. Scott Walker pose for photos before the groundbreaking of the Foxconn Technology Group computer screen plant on June 28, 2018, in Mount Pleasant. President Donald Trump also attended the event. Foxconn had committed to building a $10 billion plant and creating 13,000 Wisconsin jobs. Two years later, neither has happened. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
State Report: Foxconn’s Project Can’t Possibly Be a Factory

An internal report from state budget office confirms suspicions that Foxconn won’t manufacture anything in Wisconsin.