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Foxconn to invest $40M in Pennsylvania connected to new factory

Foxconn is following in the steps of some other manufacturers, who are relocating facilities to the US at the behest of clients wanting to be seen as keeping jobs in the US, and/or wanting to take advantage of factors like lower shipping costs and keeping designers closer to assembly for the sake of quality control.

Apple’s main supplier, Foxconn, is planning to spend $40 million in Pennsylvania connected to a new factory, says Bloomberg. $30 million of that is going toward the factory itself, which will be based in Harrisburg and produce telecommunications equipment and Internet servers. The remaining $10 million will go toward research and development at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University.

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