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[$$] As Foxconn Breaks Ground in Wisconsin, the Costs to Taxpayers Go Up

The incentives offered by Wisconsin and its municipalities to Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group since it announced a $10 billion megaplant in the state have gone up by nearly $1 billion. The company will break ground in southeastern Wisconsin Thursday in a ceremony expected to feature President Donald Trump, almost a year after the deal was announced in a White House ceremony as a success in the president’s efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. The Apple Inc. supplier, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., promised to open a 20 million-square-foot complex that would build liquid-crystal display panels and committed to creating 13,000 jobs in the state over several years.