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The Kenosha area is so near that there's a lot of potential for Illinois job-seekers and suppliers.
"When you need that many people and a company ramps up as fast as Foxconn intends, it will be difficult for Wisconsin to meet all of their needs," Peterson said. "The reality is, it's a pretty short trip for people (who live) in Lake and McHenry counties, or even Cook. We have a lot of people that can benefit."
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Foxconn announces $10 billion investment in Wisconsin and up to 13,000 jobs – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The project could reshape the economy of southeastern Wisconsin and involve not just a large factory but a virtual village, with housing, stores and service businesses — spread over at least 1,000 acres. That acreage, an area totaling more than 1.5 square miles and could potentially could be assembled from parcels that initially weren’t contiguous, the source said.
At 20 million square feet, the factory would be three times the size of the Pentagon, making it one of the largest manufacturing campuses in the nation. It would initially employ 3,000 workers making an average of $53,900 a year.