Paul Ryan expects Foxconn to build at more than one Wisconsin location

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Trump made the comment Tuesday during a meeting with small business leaders at the White House.

"What we are getting from Foxconn is that they are committing to Wisconsin", Ryan said during a wide-ranging one-on-one interview with FOX6 News, NBC15's sister station.

President Trump said that the head of Asian technology giant Foxconn told him "off the record" that Foxconn may up to $30 billion in the U.S.

"But he told me that off the record, so I promised I wouldn't tell anyone", Trump added.

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"Our investment in Wisconsin will be the first of a series of facilities we will be building in several states as part of a robust electronics ecosystem we will be creating in the United States", Foxconn said in an emailed statement. "Think of this. He may go 30-billion-dollar investment, but he told me that off the record so I promised I wouldn't tell anyone", he said to laughs from the audience. He didn't elaborate on how the figure could grow so high or even clarify whether he was referring to just Wisconsin or nationwide -including investments in other plants not yet announced. Currently, Foxconn has factories outside of China in a handful of counties, but this will be the first in North America.

The new plant in Wisconsin, which is scheduled to open in 2020 with 3,000 employees, will construct liquid crystal display monitors used in televisions and computers. It's best known for making iPhones and other Apple devices but its long list of customers includes Sony Corp., Dell Inc. and BlackBerry Ltd.

While the Assembly is moving quickly to hold a potential vote on the bill by mid-August, the Senate has so far set no timeline for when it plans to take up the proposal. Some Democrats and others have questioned whether the incentives are too much, while also raising concerns about the proposed waiving of state environmental permit requirements and other regulations to speed up construction.

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