WEDC CEO: Foxconn contract renegotiations ‘up in the air’

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – In a wide-ranging interview, Melissa ‘Missy’ Hughes, the new CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, told CBS 58 that the Evers administration is, “absolutely” rooting for Foxconn’s success and that the state is ready to help the company achieve its goals.

Hughes took over the position in 2019 following the departure of her predecessor, Mark Hogan. The former Organic Valley executive inherited the Foxconn project and hit the ground running when it came to the development.

“My goal is to come in and understand it,” Hughes said in an interview with CBS 58 at WEDC’s Madison headquarters. “To learn what Foxconn’s vision is and to help them as their business plans evolve, to make sure that the project and the contract that WEDC is responsible for are all aligned and working together.”...


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Ken Notes: Let me know if I am wrong here, but Hughes seems to be bringing a business mindset to Foxconn and WEDC. I hope this continues and gets some bipartisan support (I can dream can`t I). Can I also mention that Foxconn just entered into partnerships with automotive and tech giants to manufacture new products. I included a few of these articles even though none mention Wisconsin.

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