The company did not identify exactly where the plant would be built but said it would be in Mr. Ryan’s district in southeastern Wisconsin. Mr. Walker said that Foxconn would receive $3 billion in tax breaks and other subsidies over the next 15 years from the state.
Like Mr. Trump’s visits to a Carrier factory in Indianapolis in December and Snap-on’s tool plant in Kenosha, Wis. in April, the White House event on Wednesday was as much a campaign-style rally as an economic announcement.
“This is a great day today for American manufacturing and American workers and for everybody who believes in the concept, in the label, Made in the U.S.A.,” he said. Mr. Gou, Mr. Trump said, “joins a growing list of industry leaders who understand America’s capabilities are limitless.”
“I’d see Terry and say, ‘You’ve got to give us one of these massive places,’” Mr. Trump said. “If I didn’t get elected, he definitely wouldn’t be spending $10 billion.”
Mr. Trump hailed the Foxconn project as the latest sign that his efforts to promote advanced manufacturing in this country were succeeding.
In February, Brian Krzanich, Intel’s chief executive, joined Mr. Trump at the White House to announce that the company would invest $7 billion to finish a computer-chip factory in Arizona and add 3,000 jobs.
And Mr. Trump said Tuesday that Apple had promised to build three large plants in the United States. The company, which owns only one factory anywhere, declined to comment on whether such promises had been made.
Most of Apple’s iPhones are built by Foxconn in China, and Apple has said in the past that it would be very difficult to move that work to the United States.
Mr. Gou said in January that Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, was considering investing more than $7 billion in the United States, and potentially adding 30,000 to 50,000 jobs.
Foxconn’s announcement could yield…