On Tuesday, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) issued the following statement after the Joint Committee on Finance approved the Foxconn bill.
"If I was in another state, I would say you were nuts if you didn't take this deal. Forty-nine other states wish they were Wisconsin right now because they know advanced manufacturing is the wave of the future. It's going to create a whole different dynamic for our state.
Foxconn puts Wisconsin on the cutting edge of new technologies and manufacturing. It's going to provide up to 13,000 high-tech, family-supporting careers. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce says Foxconn will add $78 billion to our state's GDP over the 15-year term of the package. This is an opportunity we can't and we won't pass up.
I'm excited we were able to improve the Foxconn bill with more taxpayer protections, more training, and infrastructure improvements. Foxconn will also have to follow every environmental regulation on the books. This deal is good for taxpayers, good for our economy, and protects our environment. I look forward to supporting the bill next week in the Senate."