This week, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) I-94 North-South project team has announced the low bidders for work on Braun Road and International Drive. The work is part of the development roadways supporting the Foxconn project site. Medford-based James Peterson and Sons, Inc. was the low bidder on the Braun Road project and Waukesha-based Zignego Company was the low bidder for the work on International Drive. For additional information, click here.
Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave will hold his next monthly listening session on Monday, June 18, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive. Residents are invited to speak with the County Executive about any County-related topic . No appointment is necessary. The public is also encouraged to stay for the Foxconn Project Briefing to learn more about Foxconn and the status of the development. “My listening sessions are an impo
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) will hold two public hearings to discuss the American Transmission Company's application to create new electric transmission line infrastructure to support the Foxconn development. The hearings will be held at the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant (2320 Renaissance Blvd) on Thursday, June 21, at 2:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. Public comments on this application will be accepted through June 21. More information is available here
Foxconn Technology Group, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Chung Yuan Christian University recently announced an agreement to create an international co-op program in which UWM engineering students will study at the university in Taiwan and work at a Foxconn facility there. "We are delighted to host Foxconn's first international co-op program in Wisconsin and be a model for other universities in the state," UWM Chancellor Dr. Mark Mone said. "Many of us in higher edu
Mount Pleasant Village President David DeGroot recently shared his insights on the additional developments and investments that Foxconn has drawn to Mount Pleasant. "From day one, we've been saying that Foxconn's $10 billion investment in the Village of Mount Pleasant is just the start," said DeGroot. "There has been much speculation about potential ancillary development and investment — both from Foxconn suppliers and unrelated businesses. But now, as work begins on Foxconn'
This week, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) released its floodplain evaluation of the Des Plains River Watershed portion of the Foxconn development in the Village of Mount Pleasant. The report found that the proposed stormwater controls for the area will effectively protect downstream rivers and land from increased flooding. "I want to thank SEWRPC for its diligence in this analysis, and Foxconn for the planning that resulted in these positive
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a construction update meeting regarding roadway improvement project associated with the Foxconn development and the I-94 North-South project on Thursday, June 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.at the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant (2320 Renaissance Blvd). The purpose of these meetings is to share current construction status and provide a preview of work expected in the following month. The update will also include a s
On Wednesday, June 6, Governor Scott Walker announced that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation received a $160 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant to assist in funding construction of the I-94 North-South Freeway Project in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee Counties. “We are thrilled with today’s announcement that $160 million in federal money will be directed to southeastern Wisconsin to help rebuild Interstate 94," said Racine County Executive Jon
The Village of Mount Pleasant recently voted to award Fond du Lac County-based Guelig Waste Removal And Demolition LLC (Guelig Waste Removal) with the first two contracts to conduct initial demolition work tied to Foxconn's advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County. The bid team includes four other Wisconsin-based companies. "We look forward to taking another major step in preparing for construction of Foxconn's Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park," said Claude Lo
Jenny Trick, Executive Director of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), recently commented on the parallels between BMW's investment in manufacturing in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Foxconn's investment here in Racine County. "In 1993, BMW made an historic investment in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, pledging $600 million to create 2,000 jobs — an investment that was met with significant local skepticism. Two decades later, BMW has far ex