On July 26, Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, announced at an event at the White House that Foxconn would invest $10 billion to build an LCD factory in Wisconsin, USA. This is also Foxconn’s first large-scale factory in the United States.
Since Trump took office, job creation has always been one of the most important goals. This Foxconn investment in the United States will create at least 3,000 and at most 13,000 jobs in the future. Similar to the measures taken by some cities in the Midwest of my country to attract Foxconn, the Wisconsin state government also plans to provide $3 billion in tax incentives for the project.This also shows that even inindustryincreasinglyautomationToday, a large number of manufacturing enterprises are still an important tool to maintain the vitality of the local economy.
Unlike other companies that have been strictly reviewed and rudely rejected when they landed in the United States, Foxconn’s visit to Wisconsin almost caused a commotion in the local area. Previously, many states in the United States have also fought hard for the “Foxconn Project”.
There is probably only one reason for this – the strong demand for labor from labor-intensive companies, and job creation is precisely the most important and serious issue for the Trump administration at present.
In this context, the wily Guo Taiming will naturally put forward various requirements before the project is implemented, such as venues, taxes, subsidies, and the most critical recruitment and training of skilled workers. Obviously, there will be many rounds of games between the two sides to reach the best balance. There will even be a natural combination of American technology + Chinese technicians, and new manufacturing may emerge as the times require.
The transfer of the manufacturing industry undoubtedly affects the hearts of many people, and it is also related to the jobs of many people. Someone from an American employment organization once described that for the United States, which is eager for employment, the two high-end panel production lines that Foxconn intends to set up are simply a piece of “fat meat”-the direct labor demand may be tens of thousands of people.
In recent years, with the housing prices and land prices in the southeastern coastal cities hitting record highs, it has become increasingly difficult for real enterprises to make profits. Many small manufacturing industries in the southeastern coastal areas have either closed down or moved to the central and western regions or even overseas. Manufacturing giants like Foxconn are particularly sensitive to cost factors, and have actually expanded their manufacturing bases in the Midwest at the beginning of this trend.
For a long time in the past, China’s manufacturing industry has been labeled as “low-end”. Fortunately, since the concept of Industry 4.0 in Germany, the American Industrial Internet and the “Made in China 2025” plan were put forward, the whole society has a deeper understanding of the manufacturing industry, and manufacturing giants such as Foxconn and Gree have also begun to unveil the mystery. . The most gratifying thing is that most local governments are greatly improving the industrial structure and realizing economic transformation and upgrading by introducing advanced manufacturing industries.
Taking Henan Province as an example, its export volume ranked last among the 6 central provinces. Although its vast land is rich in wheat and corn, a large number of laborers go to the southeast coast among its hundreds of millions of people, in addition to farmers working at home. work to earn a living. However, since Foxconn entered the market in 2011, the export value of Henan Province has increased rapidly, and it has rushed to the first place in the six central provinces.
A more heart-warming change is that many Henan migrant workers scattered across the country have gradually begun to return to their hometowns to work in the wave of manufacturing repatriation led by Foxconn. This not only helps to improve social problems such as “left-behind children”, but Foxconn’s strict law-abiding and efficient work philosophy has gradually penetrated into the local economy and society, bringing benchmarks and role models to traditional manufacturing companies.
Now, states in the United States are also facing a turning point like Henan Province. Large cities like Los Angeles or New York naturally do not love OEM manufacturing too much. Their technology, entertainment, and sports industries have ensured that residents can live a good life. However, industrial cities such as Detroit and Milwaukee will always face problems such as worker unemployment and decline in output value. It is believed that the benefits brought by manufacturing will not only provide thousands of jobs, but will also drive industries such as catering, services, and education. development of.
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