Two years ago, Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn offered a dramatic plan in Wisconsin: It would spend up to $10 billion on a manufacturing complex and create up to 13,000 jobs if taxpayers would provide up to $4 billion in subsidies.

But Foxconn has scaled back or delayed pieces of that grand vision, sowing confusion, distrust and anger.

Wisconsin Watch invites you to join three leading journalists for a lively discussion as they dig into the Foxconn controversy and answer your questions. Wisconsin Watch Managing Editor Dee J. Hall will sit down with Corrinne Hess, of Wisconsin Public Radio, and Rick Romell, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Free parking available in the brewery lot.

Among the topics they'll discuss: a Wisconsin Watch-Wisconsin Public Radio investigation into complaints from homeowners near Foxconn who sold their property for road widenings that were either abandoned, embellished or never planned. You can read the report here.

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Schedules

  • Occurred Monday, October 21st, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue

Good City Brewing

2108 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202