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Following a productive trip to Japan and South Korea, Governor Walker returned to Wisconsin to sign the Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill.

1. Foxconn Bill Signed into Law Today

Governor Scott Walker today signed the Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into law, paving the way for construction of a $10 billion manufacturing campus located in southeastern Wisconsin for Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn), the world’s largest electronic manufacturing services provider. The world-class facility, the largest example of greenfield foreign direct investment in U.S. history, is expected to create 13,000 direct new jobs in the state with an average salary of $53,875 plus benefits.

2. Governor Walker Promoted Business Opportunities in Wisconsin During Oversea Trade Mission

Governor Scott Walker visited Toyko at the start of an eight-day trade mission to Japan and South Korea to help boost state exports and to encourage companies in both countries to consider investing in Wisconsin.

In a press release announcing the trade mission, Governor Walker said “I’m looking forward to telling the Wisconsin story to business and government leaders, and making a strong case for why our state is a great place for Japanese and South Korean companies to grow their businesses. More than ever before, Wisconsin is receiving international attention for attracting companies like Foxconn and Haribo to the state. This trade mission is a great opportunity to build upon that momentum.”

While there, he met with various business leaders, dignitaries, and heads of state.

3. Wisconsin Troops Visited and Honored in South Korea

While in South Korea, Governor Walker visited with members of the 115th Fighter Wing, a unit of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, which is currently stationed at the Kunsan Air Base along the west coast of South Korea.

He and WEDC leaders also took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul. The governor placed a wreath at the memorial’s Peace Plaza in honor of the U.S. and Wisconsin troops who gave their lives during the Korean War.

4. First Lady Tonette Walker Hosted First Spouses in Milwaukee to Discuss Trauma-Informed Care

First Lady Tonette Walker hosted the First Spouses Convening in Milwaukee and welcomed First Spouses from across the nation to the two-day conference, which focused on Trauma-Informed Care.

The event provided the nation’s First Spouses the opportunity to hear from Trauma-Informed Care experts about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect child welfare and impact a child’s developing brain, discuss ways to incorporate Trauma-Informed Care into existing initiatives, and brainstorm next steps moving forward to change outcomes for children and families throughout the United States.