No one knows what's happening with Foxconn's promised factory in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin (my hometown!) After conflicting reports surfaced last week that construction was on hold, then not on hold, on hold again, and then maybe back on track after Trump personally called Foxconn CEO Terry Gou. We've been tracking the story closely, Bloomberg Businessweek just ran a cover story about it, and there's a great thing Reply All episode about it as well. It's … well, it's a mess.
But nothing quite captures the insanity like this tremendous report from Terry Sater at WISN 1
- Mount Pleasant Village President Dave DeGroot hiding behind his door to avoid answering questions about the broken deal.
- ] Foxconn security pulling over and kicking him off the property after they arrive at the main construction office.
- Michael Bonn, the finance director of Mount Pleasant, counting that he's "trying to figure out [it] out myself" because he has been working for a day and a half.
Strong showings all around. If you know anything about what is going on with Foxconn and Mount Pleasant, let us know.