RACINE COUNTY EXECUTIVE HOSTS
´╗┐FOXCONN INFO SESSION FOR LOCAL CONSTRUCTION-RELATED BUSINESSES
Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave hosted an information session on May 30 to allow Racine County construction-related businesses to explore ways to get involved in the Foxconn project.

Adam Jelen, Project Principal at M+W | Gilbane, and other representatives discussed present and future work being undertaken on the Phase I, Area I of the Foxconn project site.

For more information on construction work related to Foxconn's Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, click here .
WISDOT AWARDS $168 MILLION
´╗┐CONTRACT TO MICHELS CORP.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced it has awarded Michels Corp. with a $168 million contract to conduct reconstruction work on I-94 . Michels Corp., based in Brownsville, Wisconsin, was the lowest bidder for this road work package.

Work included in this contract will consist of 8.1 miles of I-94 between Racine and Kenosha Counties, near the Foxconn project site.

For more information on the project, click here .
VILLAGE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF WISCONSIN CONTRACTOR FOR DEMOLITION WORK
The Village of Mount Pleasant's Finance, Legal and License Committee voted to recommend awarding Wisconsin-based Gueling Waste Removal And Demolition LLC (Gueling Waste Removal) with two contracts to conduct the first demolition work tied to Foxconn's $10 billion, 22-million-square foot manufacturing campus. The Village Board will consider the recommendation at its meeting on June 4.

"We were pleased to see the positive response from Wisconsin companies for the Village's first Foxconn-related construction contracts," said Claude Lois, Project Director for the Village of Mount Pleasant. "In keeping with our Wisconsin First commitment, the recommended team is led by a Wisconsin-based company and includes four additional subcontractors, all based in Wisconsin, with two from Racine County ."

More information on this contract recommendation is available here .
FOXCONN REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO INVESTMENT IN RACINE COUNTY, ´╗┐ANNOUNCES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As reported by the Racine Journal Times , Foxconn has confirmed that it is fully committed to its planned investment in its advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County.

"Foxconn can categorically state that our commitment to create 13,000 jobs and to invest US$10 billion to build our state-of-the-art Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Wisconsin remains unchanged," the company said . "In addition, our product development and production plans for that campus remain unchanged ."

Additionally, Foxconn is now accepting applications for positions including: Production Assemblers, Warehouse Associates and Warehouse Receiving Leads. More information is available on employment website Indeed.com .
EXPERTS DISCUSS SIMILARITIES BETWEEN BMW, FOXCONN INVESTMENTS
The Wisconsin Technology Council hosted a presentation and conversation focused on BMW's investment in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Economist Joey Von Nessen explained how that investment in Spartanburg County has had a positive economic impact on that region and on the rest of the state when BMW developed its manufacturing facility.

" It's often important not to 'reinvent the wheel' and to learn from the successes and mistakes of others in similar settings ," said Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council President. "That's what Von Nessen can do to help Wisconsin as the Foxconn project gets formally underway."

To view an archived video of the event, click here .
COUNTY EXECUTIVE, MAYOR TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETINGS ENCOURAGING INVOLVEMENT IN FOXCONN PROJECT
Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason have announced plans to hold town hall meetings to provide information on local workforce initiatives .

"Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, underpaid, or just looking for a change," said Delagrave, "I strongly encourage you to attend a town hall to learn more about how you can take advantage of these programs and move toward a fulfilling career."

The town halls are scheduled to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 4 at the George Bray Neighborhood YMCA (924 Center St.), and from 12 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at the John Bryant Center (601 21st St.).

The two will also take part in a community conversation on June 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Community Center (2221 Douglas Ave.).

For more information about these meetings, click here.
DNR: FOXCONN TO CREATE MORE WETLANDS THAN IT FILLS
As reported in the Racine Journal Times , DNR policy adviser Eric Ebersberger recently explained that Foxconn will create double the amount of wetland acreage that it fills in during construction.

Ebersberger explained that Wisconsin law requires companies that fill wetlands to create 1.2 acres for every 1.0 acre filled. Wisconsin Act 58 requires Foxconn to restore 2.0 acres for every 1.0 acre filled.
UPCOMING MEETINGS / EVENTS
On June 4 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave will hold a town hall meeting at the George Bray Neighborhood YMCA (924 Center Street).

On June 5 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave take part in a community conversation at the Cesar Chavez Community Center (924 Center Street).

On June 6 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave will hold a town hall meeting at the John Bryant Center (601 21st St.).

Upcoming meetings and events can be found in the event calendar on our website, FoxconnRacineCounty.com.