Supply Chain Management / Changing Workforce

Foxconn factories highlight complexity of Trump's 'Buy American, hire American' call

By U.S. News and World Report

Aug 08, 2017

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Rumors surfaced over the weekend that Foxconn – the Taiwanese company Apple contracts with to help assemble its iPhones – is planning a second multibillion-dollar factory in the U.S., just weeks after it said a separate facility is on the way in Wisconsin.

Should the plant eventually elicit a formal announcement, it will be heralded by many as a win for President Donald Trump. But it will also underscore that the White House's "America First" and "Buy American, Hire American" mantras are dependent in part on courting investors outside of the U.S., as are Trump's ambitious agendas for job creation and economic growth.

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