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$1 billion Microsoft data center agreement approved by Mount Pleasant Village Board

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — Microsoft Corp. has taken a significant step forward in its plans to build a 315-acre data center campus after the Mount Pleasant Village Board approved three agreements related to the development. Microsoft plans to develop a $1 billion data center campus on the property, which Foxconn Technology Group originally planned to make […]

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BREAKING: Microsoft Corp. plans to build a $1 billion data center campus in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, WIS. — Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to purchase a 315-acre parcel of land in Mount Pleasant for a $1 billion data center campus. The purchase aims to create a data center campus. The Village of Mount Pleasant, Racine County, Racine County Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Milwaukee 7 penned […]

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Major portion of County KR reopens with 4 lanes; Phase II nears completion

RACINE COUNTY — Phase II of the long-term County KR reconstruction project is nearing its end with the reopening of between County H and WIS Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) on Aug. 31. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has been working with the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County on this major construction […]

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Once vowed to be ‘Eighth Wonder of the World,’ Foxconn survives as a spec development

Hoping to build a political legacy, President Donald J. Trump mused in 2018 that the expansive Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant would be the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The first phase of the project — while still a substantive investment for the area — is slightly more than one-third of […]

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Mount Pleasant residents oppose village board attempt to extend terms

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 17, 2022 A group of Mount Pleasant residents has filed a petition containing nearly 1,300 signatures in an attempt to force a referendum on a Jan. 24 decision by the Village Board of Trustees to extend their term lengths from two to three years.  The change wouldn’t be fully in […]

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Local Officials React To New Foxconn Deal

RACINE COUNTY – Local elected officials sounded happy and relieved that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) and Foxconn Technology Group reached a new agreement on subsidizing a manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant. The original agreement was developed in 2017 by Republican officials, led by former Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved the […]

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State, Foxconn Reach New Financial Agreement

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that a new agreement had been reached between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Foxconn regarding the company’s project in Mount Pleasant. The next step in the process involves a review of the amended agreement by the WEDC Board. That meeting is scheduled […]

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Foxconn Says It Has Reached Construction Milestone

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Company officials at Foxconn say the roof and building enclosure are “substantially complete” for weather protection for the nearly one-million-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility at the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant. Company officials say the substantial completion of the roof enclosure is a milestone of sorts heading into […]

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Foxconn Eminent Domain Opponent To Run For County Board

RACINE COUNTY, WI — A vocal opponent of Mount Pleasant eminent domain proceedings as they pertain to the Foxconn electronics plant lands has entered the race to become the next County Supervisor in that area. Kim Mahoney, one of the most vocal opponents of eminent domain procedures for the Foxconn project, said she running for […]

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Foxconn To Pay Mount Pleasant $8.3 Million

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Though it is unclear what the Foxconn electronics plant currently under construction in Mount Pleasant will look like when it’s reached critical mass, local officials say it’s already the largest taxpayer in the village. According to a news release, he Village of Mount Pleasant has received 2019 property tax payment from […]

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Foxconn Awards $31 Million In Construction Contracts

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Foxconn has awarded $31 million in new construction contracts for the company’s Mount Pleasant electronics manufacturing plant. Company officials say this week’s contract announcement brings the total value of contracts awarded for work at the park to about $350 million. “Foxconn is pleased to be taking another step forward at the […]

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Foxconn Picks Milwaukee Contractor For 2 Major Projects: Report

RACINE COUNTY, WI — Foxconn officials are moving ahead with two major construction projects in the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology park, company officials said Wednesday. According to Foxconn, Mortenson has been named as the construction manager as they partner with local company officials to build both a Smart Manufacturing Center and a High-Performance Computing […]

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Foxconn Violated Labor Law In iPhone Production: Report

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — As the Foxconn electronics plant rises from the ground in Mount Pleasant, a leading labor rights group in China says the company has run afoul of numerous labor laws. According to China Labor Watch, which claims to monitor the working conditions at several Foxconn plants, Foxconn has relied too much on […]

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The Buzz on Foxconn, First Fridays, and Angel Has Fallen

Keep up to date with your favorite businesses, learn about events and special deals at The Buzz, Racine County Eye’s returning weekly column. Notable News Foxconn unveiled that it will be using the Mount Pleasant facility to manufacture fully -automated coffeehouses. Read more here. Flick of the Week Angel Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus […]

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Foxconn To Make Autonomous Coffee Houses In Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Foxconn will be building more than just LCD screens at the Mount Pleasant electronics manufacturing plant that’s currently under construction. Under a new agreement with Austin, Texas-based Briggo, Foxconn will manufacture fully-automated coffee houses in Mount Pleasant. Briggo coffee houses have already been deployed in high-traffic areas, such as an airport […]

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