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According to the New Yorker, Wisconsin won’t see Foxconn’s first U.S. manufacturing facility and the prospect of significant prosperity that stirred the hopes of a region still with dreams of clawing back the middle-class factory jobs from the middle of the twentieth century.

1. How long ago was the deal signed?
2. What were the headline grabbing numbers associated with the Foxconn deal?
3. What are the irreversible parts of the deal?

Lach, E. (2019). Wisconsin’s Foxconn Debacle Keeps Getting Worse. The New Yorker, Jan. 30 (Retrievable online at