With the Foxconn contract signed, the stage is set for Foxconn’s historic $10 billion investment in Wisconsin and the creation of 13,000 family-supporting careers.
This week, Governor Walker also joined DNR Secretary Meyer in preparing for this year’s deer hunting season. He also visited Wisconsin’s veterans to commemorate Veterans Day.
1. “Welcome to Wisconn Valley!”
Governor Walker and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou signed a contract on Friday to provide up to $2.85 billion in state income tax credits to Foxconn to support the development of a world-class advanced display manufacturing campus in Racine County expected to create 13,000 new jobs in the region.
It is important to note that all tax credits are “pay as you grow.” Foxconn must create jobs and invest capital in Wisconsin before they are eligible for any credits, and the company can only earn the maximum amount of tax benefits after it has created and maintained 13,000 jobs and invested $9 billion.
WEDC's Board approved the deal with Foxconn. Wisconsin is ready to welcome the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer to Wisconsin and the United States! #WIWorking
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) November 8, 2017
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the contract on Wednesday, November 8.
2. Wisconsin Deer Hunting Season Begins this Weekend
Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer hunting season begins Saturday, November 18. Beginning this season, hunters are no longer required to validate their deer tags, attach tags to harvested deer, or keep deer tags with the meat, although they must still carry proof of a valid deer tag in the field and register their deer after harvesting.
Signed several hunting related bills into law today. Can’t wait to get back in the stand next weekend! https://t.co/igs0ZmVcjF
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) November 11, 2017
Governor Scott Walker signed four bills relating to hunting into law this week: Assembly Bill 528, Assembly Bill 455, Senate Bill 225, and Assembly Bill 323.
3. Governor Walker Visits with Wisconsin Veterans
Governor Scott Walker highlighted the selfless work of Wisconsin’s service members and veterans at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove.
In a statement, Governor Walker noted:
“We’re able to enjoy our blessings of liberty thanks to the dedication and willing sacrifices of our veterans and service members. It’s important we support our veterans and remember their service every day, but on Veterans Day we offer them a special word of gratitude and commemorate all their work in keeping us safe and free.”
He also thanked our nation’s veterans on Veteran’s Day: