The state has launched a website that offers information about Foxconn Technology Group as they begin constructing the state’s largest manufacturing facility.

Governor Scott Walker highlighted the site wisconnvalley.wi.gov and announced that a resource fair for construction workers is set for March 29 at Festival Hall, 5 5th St.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership that helps spur economic development projects, will also host informational sessions for construction contractors around the state. This will help subcontractors, suppliers and vendors identify opportunities around the Foxconn project.

Read more about the Foxconn project.

“We will soon break ground on Foxconn’s $10 billion advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County, and we’re starting to see a flurry of activity surrounding this once-in-a-generation project,” Walker said. “We want businesses and residents of Wisconsin to have access to information when it comes time to get involved with Foxconn whether it’s for a new a job or involving their small business.”

Foxconn Technology Group plans to build a 20 million-square-foot manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant to make LCD screens. Expected to generate 10,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent positions, the $10 billion project is the largest economic investment in the state and one of the largest in U.S. history. Over 200 parcels of land are being acquired for the project.

The company estimates it will spend about $1.4 billion annually on goods and services from Wisconsin companies.

The new website includes:

  • An overview of the Foxconn project, including details of the project and answers to some frequently asked questions;
  • Details on the Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace, which enables companies seeking to do business with Foxconn to register to get connected to the company;
  • Sign up to be notified of bidding opportunities as the project progresses under the public construction info signup page; and
  • Construction updates on the project itself, as well as nearby roads and highways.

The informational sessions for construction contractors will outline the timetable for the construction projects and the public infrastructure improvements. Meetings will be held in Appleton, Eagle River, Eau Claire, Janesville, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Platteville, Superior, and Wausau.  Details on the meetings will be announced in the coming weeks.

“There is no question that momentum for Foxconn is continuing to grow as we get closer to breaking ground on the manufacturing campus – not just in southeastern Wisconsin, but in every region of the state,” said Governor Walker. “Whether it’s online, via the email newsletter or during community meetings, we look forward to sharing more information about the Foxconn project and the positive ripple effects it will have statewide.”

Anyone seeking to get regular updates on the Foxconn project is also invited to sign up for the Wisconn Valley News e-newsletter. To subscribe, visit WisconnValley.wi.gov/newsletter.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.