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US president Donald Trump’s promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States was a cornerstone of his election campaign. Since his inauguration, several electronics companies, including Samsung, LG and Foxconn, have announced to build factories in America. The planned projects are good for PR, but do they make sense from a business perspective? Writing for China’s leading business and technology platform TMTPost, Wang Xinxi uses the example of Foxconn’s $10-billion electronics manufacturing project in Wisconsin to consider possible motivations and weigh the risks and prospects for the large-scale foreign investment. getAbstract believes that investors and manufacturing executives will find his assessment quite thought-provoking. 

In this summary, you will learn

  • What motivations lie behind Foxconn’s $10-billion American project,
  • Why China is becoming less attractive for manufacturing companies and
  • What risks Foxconn is facing in the United States.
 

About the Author

Wang Xinxi writes for TMTPost, China’s leading business and technology platform. Focused on tech trends and startups, Wang runs his own wemedia channel and contributes to Baidu, Tencent, Toutiao, and tech media Huxiu.com. 

 

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn has pledged to build a $10 billion facility for building LCD panels in the US state of Wisconsin. The plant, said to be the “biggest foreign investment” in American history, will boost America’s rapidly declining manufacturing industry. Foxconn’s decision is partly politically inspired. The Donald Trump administration has been putting pressure on companies to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, while also promising incentives, including tax cuts. Foxconn’s plant and supporting facilities could create between 3,000 and 13,000 new jobs in the United States.


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