KENOSHA — The location of two upcoming panel discussions at Carthage College, designed to address Foxconn Technology Group’s potential effects on the region, has been changed from those originally announced.
The two remaining sessions, on March 14 and March 21, are scheduled to take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Todd Wehr Center at Carthage, 2001 Alford Park Drive. Shuttles will be available to transport people between the main visitor lots (south lower and north) and the building.
Panelists will include community leaders and Carthage faculty from a variety of academic departments. The public is invited to attend these free events, and time will be set aside for audience questions
Wednesday’s topic will be “Impact on Local Government, Geography and Policy.” Panelists will assess Foxconn’s potential to serve as a catalyst for further growth in skilled manufacturing, as well as the stress it will exert on local infrastructure and government budgets.
The March 21 panel topic is “Foxconn in Wisconsin and Beyond.” To attract large global employers, governments often provide incentives ranging from workforce training to direct subsidies. This panel will lay out the relevant economic trends and analyze the expected benefits and costs stemming from Wisconsin’s recruitment of Foxconn.