Well, we're again.
Earlier this week, The Verge published a long investigation into the numerous "innovation centers" that Foxconn announced in Wisconsin as part of his deal with President Trump to device. LCD manufacturing (unknown) to build the state. Having spent 10 days on the ground, we reported the following: few of the “innovation centers” are empty, some of the buildings have never been purchased, and no one in Wisconsin seems to know what
Today, Foxconn answered that piece by … another innovation center announced in Wisconsin, this one in Madison, the capital of the state. The building, which currently has a bank, sits directly across the street from the Capitol building, and will continue to provide the bank as Foxconn did not announce when it would be moving in.
Here are some other things made by Foxconn he does not announce: how much he paid for the building, how many floors of the building would be, how many people would work there, or what would be those people doing.
announced that he would rebrand the building “Foxconn Place Madison,” however.
However, here is the great information from Alan Yeung of Foxconn in a piece Wisconsin State Journal about the deal:
Yeung confirmed those who were present at Monona Terrace the Madison building will not be empty, trying to laugh nervous from the crowd.
The announcement comes days after your news story published by The Verge raising questions about other “innovation centers” throughout the state, which meant that some centers had stopped or that contracts were drawn up.
Yeung said that “a lot of inaccuracies,” the buildings are not empty and the company would issue an early correction. It did not encourage people, such as reporters, to “climb trees” to determine the occupancy of the buildings.
”We have a plan and make sure the building is well enough and well equipped before we move in,” he said.
So first of all: nobody climbed trees to report on Foxconn innovation centers. Our reporter, Josh Dzieza, looked with the window and saw this:
If that photograph is inaccurate and the building is not So, in fact, empty, Foxconn had plenty of opportunities to tell us because we asked repeated comments, and Foxconn refused. Foxconn also refused to offer us an interview. So if Foxconn wants to let us know what these inaccuracies are, we have contact information, and we are happy to listen.
More importantly, Foxconn refused to tell anyone of the world what it promised “AI 8K + 5G ecosystem”, which would be well aware, in general, as the United States spent the hundreds of millions of taxpayers' dollars on infrastructure already, they put people out of their homes, and put up $ 4.5 billion in tax breaks against it. So you know, anytime.
Foxconn did not respond to comments.