Foxconn R&D center in Chippewa Valley topic of Tech Council network luncheon in Eau Claire
Thursday, September 06, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Aug. 28, 2018)
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Plans for the Foxconn Technology Group’s innovation center in the Chippewa Valley region of western Wisconsin will be discussed at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Eau Claire.
Alan Yeung, director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives for the company, has been invited to talk about the coming development of Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in downtown Eau Claire, which is expected to create 150 jobs over time. The luncheon will be held at UW-Eau Claire’s Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave., Clearwater Room. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.
Foxconn has reached an agreement to acquire The Grand, a 43,000-square-foot building at 204 E. Grand Ave., as well as 15,000 square feet of space at Haymarket Landing, which is part of the larger Confluence project.
The Eau Claire center will extend the reach of Foxconn’s Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County and its innovation centers in Milwaukee and Green Bay. It is intended to build upon Foxconn’s AI 8K+5G ecosystem by helping to cultivate a new class of providers for advanced manufacturing processes and technologies in industries such as education, healthcare, entertainment and sports, and security.
Yeung, a chemical engineering graduate of the UW-Madison, is heading the company’s buildout in Wisconsin. This luncheon is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire. Momentum West is a partner in the Tech Council Innovation Network’s events in western Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.
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