The president is speaking in Wisconsin tomorrow.
Donald Trump will give remarks ahead of Foxconn’s official groundbreaking at the Mount Pleasant site of their planned LCD display screen manufacturing campus.
Wisconsin agreed to a $3 billion incentives package to lure the Taiwanese tech giant to the state. They say they’ll bring around 13 thousand new jobs.
Protesters associated with a wide array of advocacy groups are planning to gather at the Mount Pleasant site to express both financial and environmental concerns.
The Department of Natural Resources had granted the company a controversial permit to take water from Lake Michigan, and the state excused them from rules related to filling in wetlands.
WORT Producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with one of the organizers of tomorrow’s protest. Lee Stedman is a recent UW-Waukesha graduate and a co-founder and director of the Gaia Coalition, a network of environmental, civil rights and other types of nonprofits.