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President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday that Wisconsin had won the high-stakes fight to be home to Foxconn's first USA manufacturing plant - a $10 billion investment that could mean 3,000 jobs or more for the state - comes as Walker is preparing to run for a third term.

"We are confident that making American products will be a great success", Gou said during a White House press conference.

However, CNN money reported that Foxconn said "it is not now possible to confirm the locations for those potential investments or estimate the number of jobs that might be created".

Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonBare bones repeal plan gains steam in Senate Trump, electronics manufacturer announce new Wisconsin plant Live coverage: Senate debates repealing ObamaCare MORE (R-Wis.). The inital $10 billion investment will create "3,000 jobs at a minimum with the potential for up to 13,000 jobs in the very near future", according to Trump.

The planned Wisconsin facility "signifies the start of a series of investments by Foxconn in American manufacturing in the coming years", Gou said.

Foxconn first established operations in the United States in 1988 and has facilities and offices in Alabama, California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

However, it was unclear whether it was Apple itself building the three manufacturing plants, or if they will be put up by the company's suppliers.

Foxconn announced the investment from the White House. Up to 22,000 jobs could be created by factory indirectly as businesses look to serve the facility and its workers.

And Trump, in an interview Tuesday with the Wall Street Journal, said Foxconn was strongly considering putting the plant in Wisconsin. The company said it planned to invest billions in US manufacturing just one month after Trump was elected. The company makes electronics for a number of companies, including Apple and Nintendo.

Foxconn is a Taiwanese company and has over 1 million workers in its factories across Europe, Asia and South America.

The new outpost - formally unveiled at an event at the White House on Wednesday - primarily will manufacture LCD screens. State Sen. Alberta Darling, co-chair of the Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee, said any deal would be examined with a "fine-toothed comb" and need to win approval by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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