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Foxconn redraws its Wisconsin plan

Jan 31, 2019 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Proposed hub for manufacturing to focus on ‘research and development’

Madison, Wis. — Electronics giant Foxconn reversed course and announced Wednesday that the massive Wisconsin operation that was supposed to bring a bounty of blue-collar manufacturing jobs back to the Midwest — and was offered billions of dollars in incentives from the state — will instead be devoted mostly to research and development.

The much-ballyhooed facility was heralded by President Donald Trump an...