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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States (all times local):  

 4:15 p.m.   Wisconsin is offering $3 billion in economic incentives over 15 years if Foxconn invests $10 billion in the state and creates 13,000 jobs at a planned display panel factory.   

The incentives would only be awarded if Foxconn creates the jobs and pays an average salary of nearly $54,000.   

Gov. Scott Walker's office distributed details about the planned project, which he called the largest economic development investment in the history of Wisconsin.  

 Foxconn is evaluating multiple sites in southeast Wisconsin. But the planned facility would be operational by 2020 and cover 20 million square feet, large enough to hold 11 football fields. The entire campus is envisioned to cover nearly 1.6 square miles.  

 Walker says a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature will be called to pass the incentive package. 

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President Donald Trump is announcing that electronics giant Foxconn plans to build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that will employ 3,000 workers and produce the liquid-crystal display panels used in televisions and computer screens.  

 The Trump administration heralded the announcement Wednesday about the Taiwan-based company as a victory in its campaign to bring high-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States.   Foxconn is perhaps best known for assembling Apple iPhones in China. 

  Seven states had competed for the Foxconn plant. Other states vying for the plant were Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.  

 The administration said it did not help steer Foxconn to Wisconsin in what would appear to be a victory for both Trump and the state's Republican governor, Scott Walker, who is up for re-election next year.   ------


An invitation to President Donald Trump's afternoon news conference with Wisconsin officials says electronics giant Foxconn will build a liquid-crystal display panel plant in Wisconsin.

The Associated Press obtained the invitation from a person with knowledge of the Wednesday afternoon event at the White House. The person doesn't have authorization to publicly release the information.

White House spokesman Josh Raffel confirms the Trump announcement would be on Foxconn, but he wouldn't release details ahead of the event.

Other states vying for the plant are Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. The Taiwanese company is best known as the assembler of the iPhone.

Gov. Scott Walker tweeted earlier Wednesday that there would be a ``major jobs announcement for Wisconsin'' at the White House with the president.

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