MILWAUKEE, WI – Following Wisconsin Public Radio’s report that Foxconn’s five proposed innovation centers in Wisconsin were on hold, Foxconn said it still plans to build them, according to reports.

Foxconn’s plans for these technology hubs include Milwaukee, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Racine and Madison. The company reportedly plans to hire 500 at the Milwaukee site, with the four other facilities expected to employ between 100 and 200.

Foxconn claims the innovations centers were selected near local universities, with graduates serving as candidates for employment.

The firm said its first goal is to build the core of its network in Racine, with hiring to follow. Foxconn did not provide a specific timeline for its plans.

The company’s manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant is expected to open in 2020.


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