Foxconn awards contract to Appleton company

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - Foxconn has awarded Appleton-based The Boldt Company a contract for architectural work on the company's Wisconsin campus.

The Boldt Company is one of eight firms chosen to work on a 120,000 square foot multi-purpose building at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant.

Foxconn awarded the eight companies $14 million for the work.

Work on the building begins in August 2018. It will be used for office space for construction companies that are building the campus.

The building will also be used for research and development.

Foxconn, a Taiwan-based technology company, will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.

President Donald Trump will attend the groundbreaking.

Foxconn has promised to invest $10 billion into the Wisconsin economy and create 13,000 jobs.

Gov. Scott Walker says Foxconn will spend $1.4 billion each year in Wisconsin goods and services.

Critics call the Foxconn deal a "$4 billion giveaway to a multinational corporation." They plan to protest at the groundbreaking.