Weekly Debrief: How Wisconsin came up short in bid for $20 billion Intel chip factory

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Lauren Anderson, Andrew Weiland and Arthur Thomas of BizTimes Media get together to discuss how economic development officials in southeastern Wisconsin came up short in their bid to attract an Intel semiconductor factory to Mount Pleasant. Pitched to be on land just north of the Foxconn project, the factory would have included a $20 billion initial investment and 3,000 jobs. Instead, the factory is going to an area just east of Columbus, Ohio. Andrew wrote an extensive story detailing how Wisconsin bid came up short and talked to many people directly involved in the chase for the project.

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.