Jul 20, 2017

The fight for a Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer and 10,000 jobs

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Wisconsin is trying to get the Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to employ up to 10,000 people in the state at a $7 billion display panel manufacturing plant, per the AP.

The problem: Several states are vying for the manufacturer — Michigan just passed new economic incentives to try and curry favor with Foxconn, for example.

The state could use $200 million proposed for a personal income tax cut and divert it to help pay for incentives, Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said.

Foxconn is expected to announce its decision this August.

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