Editorial: Foxconn's Impact Spreads All Across Wisconsin
August 29, 2018
The Taiwanese firm announced a $100 million gift to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering — the largest investment from a research partner in the UW’s history. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank committed to raising another $100 million in private donations to match the Foxconn grant, which will be used to establish an interdisciplinary research facility that will be a hub for technological innovation and provide research and development work. That, in turn, will support Foxconn’s manufacturing efforts by providing research support and opportunities for hands-on work and learning by UW students.
It is, once again, a hint as to how the Foxconn project promises to transform not only southeastern Wisconsin with advances in technology and employment, but to extend that transformation across the state.