Supply Chain Marketplace: Ready for companies seeking to do business with Foxconn
8/15/2017

Contacts
Paul Jadin, [email protected], 608.571.0401

MadREP invites companies to showcase capabilities with free, statewide online tool

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace, facilitated by the state’s Regional Leadership Council (RLC), has unveiled a Foxconn-specific directory for companies seeking potential business opportunities with the manufacturer. Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) invites businesses from the eight-county Madison Region to take advantage of this tool to make the state and Foxconn aware of their products and/or services.

The goal of the Supply Chain Marketplace is to connect suppliers with buyers. It allows companies to find new customers and to reach new markets by highlighting their capabilities, and by making connections.

Since Foxconn Technology Group announced plans to build a world-class manufacturing campus in Wisconsin, the New North Inc., which initiated and hosts the directory through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, has been working closely with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and its regional partners to build a supply chain directory tailored specifically to Foxconn.

MadREP is one of nine regional economic development members of the RLC, which MadREP President Paul Jadin chaired from 2015 to 2017, given access to the tool in 2016 when it launched statewide. MadREP has been working to build the directory with as many suppliers from the region, in all sectors, as possible. The recent Foxconn announcement provides a convenient and timely opportunity for companies to enter the queue to work with the Taiwanese tech giant as it gets its footing in Wisconsin. This is especially critical because of Wisconsin’s requirement that Foxconn invest $1.4 billion in the state’s supply chain.

“This partnership with our regional colleagues and the state of Wisconsin will make it easier for suppliers to get noticed,” said Paul Jadin. “I encourage Madison Region businesses to contact us if they have a desire to do business with FoxConn or if they simply want to expand their opportunities with buyers in general throughout the state.”

Any business in the state is eligible to enter a profile at www.wisupplychainmarketplace.com, free of charge. To enter a profile specifically for Foxconn, visit www.thenewnorth.com/view-directory/foxconn/?d=1015. It is vital for participating companies to provide a complete picture of its capabilities, according to Jadin, to ensure inclusion in the appropriate opportunities. Company listings may be searched via key words, certifications, ownership, industry-specific categories, and more.

For more information or assistance creating a company profile, contact MadREP SVP of Economic Development Michael Gay at [email protected] or MadREP Research & Communications Manager Jin Park-Higbee at [email protected]

About Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) MadREP is the economic development agency for the eight-county Madison Region, founded by business and community leaders to create a dynamic environment where people and businesses prosper. MadREP and its partners aim to proactively and strategically position the region to take advantage of economic and business development opportunities. Visit www.madisonregion.org for more information.

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Jin Park-Higbee
Research & Communications Manager
Madison Region Economic Partnership
455 Science Drive, Suite 160
Madison, WI 53711
[email protected]
P: 608.571.0407