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Foxconn’s Promised PA Jobs – What Happened?



As headlines are made on Wisconsin’s Foxconn project, some people in the small capital city of Harrisburg recall promises from several years ago.

In 2013, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou announced a $30 million investment promising 500 jobs and a new high-tech facility in Central Pennsylvania.

“I remember the reaction from the folks in the administration at the time,” said David Black, president of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. “And of course the builders, all the people who would build a factory, were calling. ‘What do you know? How can I get to build this factory?’ So immediately, the phones started ringing.”

But the jobs never came and the factory was never built…

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