Business leaders focus on future of Wisconsin’s economy

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MADISON (WKOW) — Business leaders from around Wisconsin exchanged ideas Tuesday about how to address Wisconsin’s workforce shortage.

The 5th annual Future Wisconsin Summit focused on economic challenges facing the state, and possible solutions. The event also featured a representative from Foxconn, who maintains the company’s ventures will results in thousands of jobs for Wisconsin.

Alan Yeung, the Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives for Foxconn, specifically pointed to local universities as being a possible solution to a workforce shortage.

“We want to work with UW, independent colleges, but also technical colleges so that we can build not only a future workforce, no only a development team for Foxconn, but really help cultivate a strong community, ” Yeung said.

Foxconn is currently building it’s manufacturing plant in Racine. The company has promised to hire 13,000 workers once the plant is complete.

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