Last week, Josh Dzieza at The Verge broke the story that Foxconn received a permit to use its new Wisconsin facility for storage—not the massive job-creating LCD factory that was promised at the project’s outset.
In light of this news, today we revisit the history of Foxconn in Wisconsin and discuss the latest developments—and what it all says about Trump and the GOP’s failed promises—with journalists Josh Dzieza and Lawrence Tabak.
Josh Dzieza is an investigations editor and feature writer at The Verge covering technology, business, and climate change.
Lawrence Tabak is a feature writer, essay, and novelist. His Belt Magazine series on Foxconn in Wisconsin won a Longreads Best of 2017 award for local reporting. He is currently writing a new book, FOXCONNED: How the Mindless Pursuit of Good Jobs Destroys Homes, Wastes Billions, and Enriches the Few, contracted with Chicago University Press.