Reprinted from The San Francisco Chronicle by Scott Bauer on June 14, 2017.
A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple‘s iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Governor Scott Walker a huge political boost as he prepares to run for re-election.
A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the state is in talks with Foxconn. At least one other upper Midwest state, Michigan, is also pursuing the plant.
President Donald Trump alluded to negotiations with an unspecified company during a visit to Milwaukee on Tuesday, saying Walker might get “a very happy surprise very soon.” Trump said “we were negotiating with a major, major incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions.” …