As reported in the Racine Journal Times, DNR policy adviser Eric Ebersberger recently explained thatFoxconn 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.
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 S
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
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.
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, cl
Racine – As the community prepares for Foxconn and an influx of jobs, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and Racine Mayor Cory Mason have scheduled a series of town hall meetings in the City of Racine to listen to residents’ input and offer information on local workforce initiatives. The town halls will be held in partnership with City of Racine alders and Racine County supervisors. They are scheduled for: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the George Bray Neig
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis -- Today, the Village of Mount Pleasant’s Finance, Legal and License Committee voted to recommend awarding Wisconsin-based Guelig Waste Removal And Demolition LLC (Guelig 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 4th. “We were pleased to see the positive response from Wisconsin co
M+W | Gilbane released the second invitation to bid for work on Phase I of Foxconn's advanced manufacturing plant in the Village of Mount Pleasant. This bid release includes the core and shell work for an 88,000-square-foot multipurpose building. A pre-bid conference and matchmaking session will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at the SC Johnson iMET Center, Room 104 (2320 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant), and all bids are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Businesses that utilize the County KR, WIS 11 and County K northbound exit and entrance ramps to/from I-94 WEST (NB) are invited to attend an important meeting regarding temporary business signage during for the I-94 North-South Reconstruction Project. WisDOT will host two separate business meetings and a brief presentation will be given at the start of each meeting. The project team will be on hand to assist each business in completing its Temporary Business Sign Permit Appl
Foxconn's historic investment in Racine County, and Kwik Trip's expansion in La Crosse, have received national recognition for economic development success in Trade & Industry Development magazine's 13th annual CiCi Awards. Foxconn Technology Group's $10 billion advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County was the largest project receiving an award. Along with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Milwaukee 7 and Racine County Economic Development Corporati