ONE-FIRM TOWN:House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown, Janesville, has reportedly been ruled out because the plant would account for 15 percent of its workforce
Date: Jul 09, 2017
By: AP, MADISON, Wisconsin
US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday said he met with officials from Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密), also known as Foxconn Technology Group (富士康), as it is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ up to 10,000 people.
Ryan told reporters that his congressional district in the state’s southeast “still could be” in the running for the plant even though the city manager of his hometown, Janesville, said the factory would not be going there.
Ryan said he met with Hon Hai officials at the request of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and he is working closely with the state’s congressional delegation to find a “good fit” for a factory.
Other southeastern Wisconsin cities in Ryan’s district that are close to Chicago, including Racine and Kenosha, are considered possible contenders for a large factory. [FULL STORY]