Wisconsin appears to be hankering for a hunk of the gadget-making industry.
The cheese state is in talks with Apple supplier Foxconn to open a plant in Wisconsin, the Associate Press reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
The plant would be the first in the US for Foxconn, a Taiwanese company that assembles iPhones and other electronics. Michigan is also pursuing the plant, which would employ thousands, the AP reported. Foxconn told The Wall Street Journalthat it was considering a stateside plant.
President Donald Trump may have alluded to the negotiations during a visit to Milwaukee Tuesday when he reportedly said Gov. Scott Walker, who is running for reelection, might get "a very happy surprise very soon."
"We were negotiating with a major, major incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions," Trump said, according to the AP.
Foxconn didn't immediately responded to a request for confirmation and comment about the potential Wisconsin plant. A spokesman for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation said it doesn't comment on potential or pending opportunities.
Update, 2:55 p.m. PT: Adds comment from the WEDC.