By Tim Kowols
State Democrats are hosting town hall-style meetings concerning tech manufacturer Foxconn this month, including one in Green Bay Wednesday afternoon. State Republicans tout the economic impact Foxconn will have on the state with an estimated $51.5 billion being added to Wisconsin’s gross domestic product over 15 years along with up to 13,000 jobs according to a Metropolitan Association of Commerce report. Democrats in the state paint a different picture, saying the estimated public cost of $3 to 4.5 billion is the largest state taxpayer giveaway to a foreign corporation in the nation’s history. State Senator Dave Hansen hopes attendees get the information they need that was omitted in the past.
The public is invited to attend the town hall event at the Brown County Public Library’s Southwest branch beginning at 3:30 p.m. Foxconn plans to break ground on its $10 billion plant on June 28, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.