WEDC to vote on Foxconn contract

Members of public interrupt meeting
WEDC to vote on Foxconn contract

Wisconsin’s economic development board is set to vote on the key provisions in a contract implementing a $3 billion incentive package for a Foxconn Technology Group plant.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s board is set to vote during a closed session late Wednesday afternoon. The board will not vote on the contract’s actual language but a staff summary of the deal. Approval will authorize WEDC leadership to finalize the deal with the company.

Foxconn is looking to build a massive flat-screen plant in Mount Pleasant. The company has claimed the plant could eventually employ up to 13,000 people.

During a meeting Wednesday, members of the public who disagreed with the deal, and the fact that the board was going to vote on it in closed session, interrupted to protest.

Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentives package for the plant in September. The contract will enact the incentives.