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The Foxconn Wisconsin Con

Inside Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

The renovations never arrived. Neither did the factory, the tech campus, nor the thousands of jobs. Interviews with 19 employees and dozens of others involved with the project, as well as thousands of pages of public documents, reveal a project that has defaulted on almost every promise. The building Foxconn calls an LCD factory — about 1/20th the size of the original plan — is little more than an empty shell. In September, Foxconn received a permit to change its intended use from manufacturing to storage.

This is some great reporting by The Verge. What a freaking mess and load of B.S.

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