FoxConn planerar ny fabrik i USA för iPhoneproduktion

Wisconsin State Journal:

A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple’s iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Gov. Scott Walker a huge political boost as he prepares to run for re-election.

A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to the Associated Press on Wednesday that the state is in talks with Foxconn. At least one other upper Midwest state, Michigan, is also pursuing the plant.

President Donald Trump alluded to negotiations with an unspecified company during a visit to the Milwaukee area on Tuesday, saying Walker might get “a very happy surprise very soon.”

“We have a lot of companies moving into the United States,” Trump said. “We’re negotiating with a lot of companies. Just backstage we were negotiating with a major, major incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions, and I think they’re going to give the governor a very happy surprise.”

Att Apple indirekt drabbas av läckor som kommer från USA:s president måste vara första gången i bolagets historia.

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