Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT March 14
Location: Todd Wehr Center 128 Rooms
Join us for three panels of lively discussion featuring faculty members from accounting and finance, business management, Chinese, economics, geography, history, and political science, as well as leaders from the Kenosha/Racine community.
The first forum, held Feb. 28, drew an audience of more than 150 to hear panelists discuss “Impacts on Local Culture and Community.”
The remaining “Foxconn in Wisconsin” forums will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 14 and March 21 in the Todd Wehr Center’s 128 rooms. Refreshments will be provided at each forum.
Please park in the South Lower Lot and North Lots. Shuttle service will be available an hour before and after the events. See campus map.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
“Impacts on Local Government, Geography, and Policy”
With its new facility in Racine county, Foxconn will become one of the larger employers in the area. This will cause new stresses on local infrastructure and government budgets, change the landscape, and catalyze growth in skilled manufacturing. How the region is likely to be affected by the Foxconn facility, and how will local governments respond to this new source of investment?
- John Antaramian, Mayor of Kenosha
- Jonathan Delagrave, Racine County Executive
- Terrance Warthen, Co-Chair of Our Wisconsin Revolution
- Ed Montanaro, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Economics, Carthage
- Colleen O’Brien, Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing, Carthage
- Wenjie Sun, Associate Professor of Geospatial Science, Computer Science, and Asian Studies, Carthage
- Kate Gillogly, Associate Professor of Geography and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
“Foxconn in Wisconsin and Beyond”
As the economy becomes more globally interconnected, firms have expanded across countries and continents. This has challenged governments to make their locales well suited for both local and international businesses. Responses have varied from direct subsidies to firms, local workforce training programs, local infrastructure investment, and to cross-cultural exchanges aimed towards lowering cultural barriers. What are some broad trends in the statewide and international economy that the Foxconn plant is a part of? What are the likely benefits and costs for Wisconsin in bringing Foxconn here?
- Dave DeGroot, Mount Pleasant Village President
- Ron Cronovich, Professor of Economics
- Arthur Cyr, Professor of Political Science
- Nick Demske ’06, Carthage graduate
- Erik Johnson, Assistant Professor of Economics
- Chao Zheng, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance