By Tim Kowols
As the wheels begin to churn for the Foxconn development in southeastern Wisconsin, Democratic state legislators like Senator Dave Hansen continue to be wary about the impact it may have. Work began on a frontage road near the proposed site to accommodate the widening of I-94 and according to the Wisconsin State Journal, Foxconn has received environmental exemptions on the land where their $10 billion plant will be built. Senator Hansen is worried that the $3 billion in incentives to Foxconn is taking the state in the wrong direction.
The 22-million-square-foot Foxconn plant is expected to create 13,000 jobs and generate up to $2 billion in sales by 2020 according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Senator Hansen contests the state will not see a return on its investment until 2043 or later.