Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he wants to renegotiate Wisconsin’s nearly $3 billion contract with Foxconn Technology Group, saying it’s “unrealistic” to think the company will employ 13,000 people as originally promised.
Evers told reporters that the state was working with Taiwan-based Foxconn to look at revising the original contract for the proposed facility to build liquid crystal display panels because it “deals with a situation that no longer exists.”
President Donald Trump has touted the Foxconn project in Wisconsin as a sign of the return of manufacturing to the United States. It would be Foxconn’s first manufacturing facility outside Asia, but skeptics have questioned the project that was announced more than a year ago.
Under terms of the original deal struck by