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WSJ: Apple Supplier Foxconn Circling Wisconsin for New Display Factory

The People Behind Apple
July 24, 2017

Foxconn’s new display plant could be headed to Wisconsin. The long-awaited decision could be announced very soon, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Foxconn Technology Group, Apple’s primary manufacturer, would decide before the end of July on the location of a new display plant based in the U.S. The move is part of a $10 billion investment the company plans on making in Apple’s home country.

Besides Wisconsin, the company has been looking at Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Texas for the location of the new $7 billion facility.

The Wall Street Journal says Foxconn could also announce plans to open a plant in the Detroit, Michigan area. It’s not clear what that plant would make.

It was in January when Nikkei said that Apple and Foxconn planned on building flat-panel displays in the U.S. At the time, Gou told reporters that a U.S. production site could eventually create 30,000 to 50,000 jobs.

This wasn’t the first time that we’ve heard that Foxconn was considering moving or creating jobs in the U.S. In November, the Nikkei Asian Review said that Foxconn was considering moving some iPhone production to the U.S.