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Corbett Administration Expects Foxconn Site Search to Begin in January

The Corbett administration expects the New Year to kick off plans by electronics manufacturer Foxconn to increase its presence in Pennsylvania.

The Taiwanese supplier of products by Apple, Sony, and Dell will likely start the year looking for a plant location.

Steve Kratz, spokesman for the Department of Community and Economic Development, said though Foxconn already has a small facility in Harrisburg, the new plant’s location hasn’t been decided.

"We anticipate that come January they’ll begin an aggressive site search within Pennsylvania," Kratz said. "We expect to receive some site specifications from them that we can aid with them as far as location and logistics nearby the facility. I would imagine they’ll look for something that’s close to being pad-ready, move-in-ready, which we have an abundance of sites like that in Pennsylvania."

Foxconn announced in November it will invest $30 million in Pennsylvania for a new manufacturing facility.

The electronics supplier also plans to spend $10 million in a two-year manufacturing research partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.