Flint was on short list for $10 billion Foxconn plant, records show

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FLINT (WJRT) (3/1/2018) - Call it the fish that got away.

Records reviewed by the Associated Press show Flint was on the short list for a $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group plant that will build screens for personal electronic devices.

Officials from the Taiwan-based company, which assembles iPhones in China, even toured locations in Flint for possibilities to locate its first American plant, according to the AP.

That information was included in 13,000 pages of documents released by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Foxconn ended up deciding to locate its U.S. operations in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

Foxconn also toured locations around Detroit and Battle Creek, along with Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.

Wisconsin approved a $3 billion tax incentive package to lure the company to the former location of a Chrysler automobile assembly plant. Foxconn has proposed investing $10 billion and creating 13,000 jobs there.