Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Keeping tabs on Foxconn Place in downtown Milwaukee




Foxconn promised 'innovation centers,' but hasn't yet delivered.  (NPR, 1/13/2020)
Bauman said the entire project was designed to ensure the re-election of Walker, a Republican, in 2018. Walker lost that year to now-Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat. 
"No question about it," Bauman said. "And to a lesser degree to play to a political storyline that (President Donald) Trump was trying to pedal."
15 months after buying the building, Foxconn starts first major non-tenant work on its Milwaukee headquarters.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/11/2019)
The company said at the time [June 2018] that it needed “a state-of-the-art facility.” And — using its preferred shorthand for artificial intelligence, ultra-sharp display panels and the emerging generation of high-speed data networks — the firm said it wanted design possibilities that would “showcase Foxconn’s continuing innovation in leading-edge technologies that AI 8K+5G will enable.” 
The company said it expected to begin the work in September 2018.

Foxconn at two years: Factory being built, innovation centers unfilled, pledge to UW not yet met.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/26/2019)


Ixonia.  You've seen the name hundreds of times on exit signs if you've traveled I-94 between Madison and Milwaukee as much as I have.


Foxconn is confusing the hell out of Wisconsin. (Verge, 4/10/2019)
I walked into the front lobby, a small space undecorated except for a narrow strip of Foxconn-spangled wallpaper behind a receptionist desk in the corner. The receptionist politely declined my requests to speak with someone from Foxconn, directing me to a media email. When I told her I’d tried it already and received no response, she assured me Foxconn people do exist, but finding them would take some investigating. When I tried the email again, a publicist said that they were “aware” of my visit and directed me to a recent press release.

Keeping tabs on Foxconn Place in
Eau Claire
Green Bay
Madison
Racine

2/20/2019 update, "Foxconn's long and winding road to innovation", starts here.

.....tick.....tick.....tick.....


Gleaned from Foxconn's big plans for its Milwaukee headquarters have yet to materialize, city, records indicate.  (Miwlaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/13/2019)


Original 11/1/2018 post, "Hey, landlord!  Scott Walker's Foxconn gives new meaning to innovation", starts here.

(emphasis added)

Sources:
Foxconn buys downtown office building for $14.9 million, says 500 people will work there.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/15/2018)
Baird & Co. to expand into large portion of Foxconn headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/1/2018)

Robert W. Baird & Co.:  Who We Are

Related posts:
Get me rewrite. In La Crosse, Foxconn cheerleader Jonathan Delagrave offers Scott Walker BS to skeptical crowd. (9/25/2018)
So sez a minor-league GOP donor.  (8/19/2018)
UPDATE: Goofy Scott Walker sure to offend voters all over the state with Foxconn headgear and desperate re-election message.  (7/31/2018)
Headline news: Makes me wonder if something fishy is going on at Foxconn.  (6/12/2018)

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