Yes. About 100 homeowners — including many families — sold their homes near the Foxconn flat-screen manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
Foxconn Technology Group qualified for tax breaks from the state of Wisconsin for a second year in a row in 2022 under revised contract terms that lowered benchmarks the technology company needed to meet.
Homeowners near the Foxconn facility say they sold their homes for road widenings that were either abandoned, embellished — or never planned.
In June 2018, the village of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, declared four square miles as blighted, giving the village board one more tool to force landowners to sell their property to make way for the Foxconn plant and associated development.
One homeowner describes the ‘nightmare’ of discovering that her newly purchased home may be in the path of a road widening underway near Foxconn.