Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) announced on June 15 that it was establishing its North American Corporate Headquarters in downtown Milwaukee, after closing on its purchase of a seven-story office building located at 611 E. Wisconsin Avenue.
More than 500 employees will work at the building, which will also serve as a Foxconn Innovation Center. The center will work with startup companies and entrepreneurs to develop applications for AI 8K+5G display technology that Foxconn is creating.
“We are excited to establish our North America Corporate Headquarters in the heart of the central business district close to the lakefront and near a lot of the other developments helping make Milwaukee a city on the move,” said Dr. Louis Woo, Special Assistant to Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou, at a news conference.
Woo was joined at the announcement by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
Foxconn will soon issue requests for proposals to architectural and engineering companies to help modernize the 133,000 sq. ft. facility and build collaborative workspaces. The headquarters building will also feature a product showcase that will highlight the company’s latest technological innovations and the most current applications of the company’s products in health care, transportation, security, and manufacturing.
“Foxconn in Wisconsin is more than our campus in Mount Pleasant. We will have a strong presence in Milwaukee as part of our extended Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. Milwaukee is where we will transition our AI 8K+5G vision into reality and make our new headquarters a magnet for customers and a showcase for our products and technologies,” added Woo. “When people come to Wisconsin to visit Foxconn, the Milwaukee headquarters will probably be one of the first stops they make.”
Employees at the headquarters will include teams of people who will be responsible for construction and logistics of the buildings at the Mount Pleasant campus as well as those who will work on supply chain activities plans for making liquid crystal display modules and construction of the fabrication plant.