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Foxconn: Media report about suspending construction project inaccurate

Despite a media report indicating that Foxconn Technology Group planned to suspend work on a 20-million square-foot manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant, the work continues and Foxconn officials are calling those reports inaccurate. Foxconn and local officials reiterated that the construction project is moving forward and the company still plans to hire 13,000 people. But […]

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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 […]

Posted inDevelopment, Local news, Real Estate

Racine County Real Estate Transfers: Sept. 1 through Sept. 9

More real estate along the Interstate and near the Foxconn Technology Group campus have changed hands between Sept. 1 through Sept. 8. We’ve also included an interactive map. Foxconn-related property transfers Richard and Constance M. Richards, who owned five acres and a single-family home at 12910 County Line Road, sold the property for $803,8000.Joseph Janicek, […]

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It’s all about the work… and transportation in eastern Racine County

If you commute, travel or even rely on public transportation through the middle of Racine County, you will need to keep up to date on what’s happening with the transportation changes. With Foxconn Technology Group and their suppliers coming to the area, the traffic around the middle section of Racine County has become a hot topic. […]

Posted inCommunity, Opinion

OpEd: Dear Foxconn, here’s the key to a healthy relationship with Racine County

Dear Foxconn, Welcome to Wisconsin. You will find that the Village of Mount Pleasant and the City of Racine are beautiful places to work and play. But please know that we are fiercely protective of our land, our water, our health, our work, and our pocketbooks. We also take our politics seriously because we understand […]

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Trump cheers on Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park

President Donald J. Trump and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou shake hands before Trump’s speech at Foxconn’s Opus facility, 13315 Globe Drive, Mount Pleasant, Thursday, June 28, 2018. The event followed a ceremonial groundbreaking event at one of Foxconn’s nearby construction sites. (c) Mark Hertzberg for by Denise Lockwood and Mark Hertzberg  President Donald J. Trump […]

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Forced out, Foxconn neighbors empty out homes

It’s not likely that Jay and Carol Eckholm will be cheering when President Donald J. Trump arrives on Braun Road Thursday for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the expansive Foxconn/Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park project. They spent Saturday finishing cleaning out their home of four and half years at 12325 Braun Road, bitter about how […]

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Wisconn Valley neighbors pull up stakes

Uncut grass fills the front lawn of many area homes, including 9407 Braun Road, as work continues on the expansive site for the future Foxconn company facility and Wisconsin Valley Science & Technology Park in the Village of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin Monday, June 11, 2018. (c) Mark Hertzberg, for Racine County Eye Yards overgrown with wheat […]

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Property Transfers: American Transmission Company buys land for $2.42 million

American Transmission Company LLC, which is owned partly by We Energies, has completed the sale for We Energies subgenerating station for $2.42 million. Almost $16 million in property changed hands between May 21 through May 25, according to Racine County property transfer records. The transfers do not include sales for the ATC substation on Highway […]

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Opinion: Blighted label sets stage for Foxconn site to be swept clean

Click here to check out all of our coverage about Foxconn and Wisconn Valley. Another section of track was laid this week for the express train that is the $10 billion construction project for Foxconn Technology Group. The Village of Mount Pleasant Board awarded the first of two contracts for demolition work attached to the […]

Posted inEmployment, Wisconsin Jobs

Uplift 900 employment begins outreach effort

Looking for employment opportunities, news about employment or training and education opportunities? Check out our Eye on Employment page by clicking on the graphic above. With Foxconn Technology Group building a 20 million square foot manufacturing campus, utilities building out infrastructure projects, and the need for permanent hires once the building is complete — the opportunities for […]

Posted inBreaking, Construction, Development, Local news

Highway KR could benefit from Foxconn

Click here to check out all of our coverage about Foxconn and Wisconn Valley. An unforeseen benefit of the Foxconn Technology Group development could be the creation of a new path to both downtown Racine and Kenosha, which has been a challenge for both communities. Highway KR will be widened to four lanes from Interstate […]

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Foxconn campus visual, physical changes rush forward

Looking for employment opportunities, news about employment or training and education opportunities? Check out our Eye on Employment page by clicking on the graphic above. If your driving patterns have not taken you around or through the massive swath of land that will encompass the Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing campus, it can be informative to […]

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Aurora Advocate Health announces Foxconn-driven medical center

The Foxconn Technology Group campus under development has triggered its first growth-related project. On Thursday, Advocate Aurora Health announced its plans to construct a new hospital and medical office project in Mount Pleasant. Expected price tag is $250 million. The health care company has been on an upward growth curve since the Advocate Health Care-Aurora […]

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