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Foxconn ‘Smart Cities-Smart Futures’ competition draws 325 submissions for first round

Foxconn Technology Group received 325 submissions from students, faculty and staff from Wisconsin colleges and universities for the first round of its “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition, according to a company announcement. Applicants submitted ideas throughout October for technology that will enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks and living spaces, inspire creative […]

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Gateway instructors, student advance to final round of Foxconn Smart Cities contest

PRESS RELEASE: A Gateway Technical College instructor and a Gateway student are among the 30 Round Two winners of Foxconn’s statewide Smart Cities-Smart Futures contest and advance to the third, and final, round of the competition. Gateway Horticulture instructor Kate Field advanced in the Food category while Gateway student Donald Heckel advanced in the Mobility […]

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Increase of $150 million in estimate for Foxconn development project

A year and a half ago Racine County and Mount Pleasant officials created an estimate of $763 million to complete the Foxconn Technology Group development project. Now, the estimate is approximately $912 million, according to a story by the Journal Times. As of the end of 2018, the amount spent by Racine County and Mount Pleasant totaled […]

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Foxconn Technology Group announces downtown Racine Innovation Center

Foxconn Technology Group, an electronics manufacturer that makes LCD screens, announced that it plans to open an innovation center in downtown Racine, according to a press release sent out at 1 p.m. Officials from Foxconn made the announcement Tuesday at 1 Main Street. The plan to open an innovation center, which will partner with the community on developing […]

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Groundbreaking Monday for Foxconn-driven expansion of Gateway iMET Center

Gateway Technical College will hold an official groundbreaking for the expansion of its SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center on Monday. The expansion will help meet the educational training needs of Wisconn Valley employers, including Foxconn Technology Group. The 35,000-square-foot expansion will support the growth and needs of Wisconn Valley employers through advanced […]

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More Foxconn campus demolition work awarded

On Tuesday, the Mount Pleasant Village Board awarded Fond du Lac County-based Guelig Waste Removal And Demolition a $366,665 contract for demolition work tied to the Foxconn Technology Group campus. Guelig has been awarded two previous contracts for demolition associated with the Foxconn project. The bid team includes three other Wisconsin-based companies. Said Claude Lois, […]

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The beat goes on: WisDOT pushes ahead with Foxconn area road improvements

For area residents who find they can’t avoid the areas around the Foxconn Technology Group project, it often seems like driving through a war zone. In case you haven’t transversed the area lately, here’s what’s going happening with several projects. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be reconstructing 16.5 miles of multi-lane roadways in and […]

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The Buzz: Foxconn, Creed II, dogs, and short stories

Keep up to date with your favorite businesses, learn about events and special deals at The Buzz, Racine County Eye’s newest twice-weekly column. Business Spotlight Foxconn Technology Group received 325 submissions from students, faculty, and staff from Wisconsin colleges and universities for the first round of its “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition. Applicants submitted entries throughout […]

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Local contractors land phase 1 Foxconn project work

Six Racine County-based companies were among those named by Foxconn Technology Group as part of the group of contractors to put up the first building at the company’s manufacturing site in Mount Pleasant. The 12,000-square-foot structure will provide office space to construction companies working on other projects in what has been branded as the Wisconn Valley Science and […]