MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the Foxconn plant announced for Wisconsin (all times local):
Gov. Scott Walker is taking to the air to tout news that global electronics giant Foxconn plans to invest $10 billion on a new manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin.
The Friday tour taking Walker far from where the plant is located gives him a chance to talk up how the plant will help the entire state, not just the region where it's located. Walker plans to travel to La Crosse, Eau Claire, Wausau and Appleton.
Lobbyist Bill McCoshen was Wisconsin's commerce secretary under then-Gov. Tommy Thompson. He says the tour gives Walker a chance to win over state lawmakers outside of the Milwaukee area to try and get their support for a $3 billion tax incentive bill the Legislature must pass to seal the deal.
That bill has not yet been released.
Wisconsin's deal with electronics giant Foxconn requires the state Legislature to pass a $3 billion incentive package no later than Sept. 30.
Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday at Milwaukee's art museum. The memorandum says Foxconn commits to investing $10 billion in Wisconsin and create 13,000 jobs over six years.
Wisconsin promises to extend $3 billion in tax breaks, but the Legislature must approve those incentives. The Republican-controlled Legislature is expected to consider them in a special session next month.
Walker on Thursday touted the deal as a once-a-generation opportunity that will transform Wisconsin's economy.
No site has been selected yet for the Foxconn plant, but the company is eyeing the southeast part of the state.