Mendoza School of Business

Wisconsin offered Foxconn more than Virginia and New York did for Amazon

Published: November 15, 2018 / Author: The Washington Post

Management & Organization professor Joe Holt was quoted in the Washington Post in an article about how large the bundle of financial incentives Wisconsin offered to lure Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn is in comparison to what New York, Virginia and Tennessee collectively pledged to

Still, Joe Holt, a business professor at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, said Wisconsin botched the negotiations.

“Wisconsin is recklessly offering more in tax incentives and subsidies on a per-job basis than Virginia and Wisconsin are,” he said. “The Amazon deals seem more a ‘win-win,’ while the Wisconsin deal with Foxconn seems more a ‘whimp-win.’ ”