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What every American should know about a Foxconn in their backyard

5 factors behind the subsidized foreign mega plant that will determine Trump and Walker’s Wisconsin legacyReutersPresident Donald Trump, along with Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, participate Thursday in the Foxconn Technology Group groundbreaking for its LCD manufacturing campus, in Mount Pleasant, Wis., near Racine. When Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest computer electronics manufacturer and a major supplier for Apple Inc.(AAPL), breaks ground Thursday in Racine County, just south of Milwaukee and about 90 miles north of Chicago, it’s on its way to becoming the largest private-sector employer in Wisconsin — adding a projected 13,000 positions at full capacity. Both sides concede that even with a potential payoff, there’s a cost, to the taxpayers of Wisconsin and perhaps politically for two of Foxconn’s biggest supporters, Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump, whose narrow Wisconsin win helped seal a long-shot run for the White House.