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WEDC Head Mark Hogan Defends Foxconn Contract

Hogan: 'We Have A Solid Contract' With Foxconn Technology Group

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The head of Wisconsin’s economic development agency is defending the state’s contract with Foxconn Technology Group, even as Gov. Tony Evers says it’s being renegotiated.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. CEO Mark Hogan told reporters Tuesday “we have a solid contract” with Foxconn. He also defended how informed he’s kept legislative leaders, saying he’s told them what they need to know.

Hogan declined to answer a question from Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter of Milwaukee during an informational hearing about the status of the contract. In speaking with reporters afterward, Hogan also refused to get into details about possible changes saying he doesn’t talk about contract negotiations publicly.

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Evers has said he doesn’t think Foxconn will employ 13,000 people as it originally said it would.

Hogan said, “They continue to make that commitment.”

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