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Governor Walker, Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Milwaukee

A copy of the MOU is attached.

By - Jul 27th, 2017 05:46 pm

MILWAUKEE – Governor Scott Walker and Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The MOU was also signed by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO Mark Hogan and Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Foxconn Louis K. Woo.

From the MOU:

The parties agree that a long-term mutually beneficial relationship should be established to implement a transformational and sustainable high-tech manufacturing and technology ecosystem in Wisconsin. For the first phase of this historic relationship, the parties agree to as follows…

A copy of the MOU is attached.

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3 thoughts on “Governor Walker, Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Milwaukee”

  1. WashCoRepub says:

    Congratulations, Governor Walker, to you and your team. It was nice to see Mr. Gou acknowledge your efforts in doing the quick-turnaround weekend trip and how that reflected favorably on our state. It’s great to have a Governor so focused on moving the state forward!

  2. David Nelson says:

    Nope. This giveaway to FoxConn is very expensive. The good part: it creates jobs. The bad part: If Walker was primarily interested in creating jobs, he could have done that years ago for less and more families would have had bread and butter before now. It takes work to understand how these large scale deals come about, who benefits, and what the downside will be. On top of that, FoxConn, while it may be hugely successful, has one of the worst human rights records of any tech company.

  3. David Nelson says:

    Here’s an article which gives some idea of the problems with being the high bidder for Foxconn: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/29/foxconn-china-apple-wisconsin-trump?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=237168&subid=20927658&CMP=GT_US_collection

    There is quite a bit of information online which backs up the criticism here. Feel free to dig in.

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