LESS THAN ONE YEAR LATER: WORK TO BEGIN ON FOXCONN SITE
Yesterday, less than one year after initial conversations with Foxconn commenced in Washington, D.C., Racine County and Village of Mount Pleasant officials were joined by representatives of M+W | Gilbane as the first excavation equipment was delivered to the future site of Foxconn’s $10 billion Science and Technology Park in Racine County. Site work will commence before the weekend, with a formal groundbreaking celebration to be scheduled in the coming months.

Also this week, the Village of Mount Pleasant completed the transfer of almost 800 acres of land to Foxconn, representing a significant portion of Area I of the project area and enabling the start of initial site work. The land transfer marks a financial milestone as it enables the beginning of a $75 million Special Assessment payment to the Village on the property transferred to Foxconn, as required by the Local Development Agreement. That is in addition to the $60 million provided by Foxconn in December 2017 for land acquisition in Areas 2 and 3. Click here to read more.
M+W | GILBANE ANNOUNCES FIRST BID AWARD FOR FOXCONN CONSTRUCTION
Yesterday, Foxconn and its general contractor, M+W | Gilbane, announced the start of site preparation work for its state-of-the-art, advanced display manufacturing and research and development campus in Racine, Wisconsin. They also announced that 90 percent of the contractors for the initial site work are from Wisconsin, including 10 percent based in Racine. Site work will commence before the weekend, with a formal groundbreaking celebration to be scheduled in the coming months.

Foxconn awarded initial subcontracts for work related to site preparation to Hoffman Construction Company of Black River Falls and to Milwaukee based and minority-owned Gestra Engineering. Hoffman Construction Company will work on site excavation, storm water management and erosion control, and Gestra Engineering will conduct soils testing work.

The first phase of bidding totals about $100 million in contracts to Wisconsin businesses spread across 25-30 Wisconsin companies for site development work on phase one of the Foxconn Science and Technology Park.

Click here to read more from Foxconn and M+W | Gilbane.
DNR APPROVES STRADDLING
COMMUNITY WATER DIVERSION APPLICATION
FROM CITY OF RACINE
This week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approved the City of Racine's application to divert Lake Michigan water to serve the Village of Mount Pleasant and issued responses to comments submitted regarding the application.

Click here to view local officials' responses to the approval.
VILLAGE ANNOUNCES MONTHLY
FOXCONN BRIEFING MEETINGS
Now that construction has commenced on the Foxconn project site, the Village will be convening monthly Foxconn briefing meetings . Meetings will be held the third Monday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Ebe Auditorium at Village Hall located at 8811 Campus Drive in Mount Pleasant.

The briefings will be an opportunity for interested community members to hear from Village officials and partners about the latest Foxconn-related updates and activities. The first briefing meeting will be held on  Monday, May 21 .

Stay up-to-date on these meetings, and other opportunities to learn more about the project via our online events calendar .