Evers wants consistent messages from Foxconn

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says Foxconn Technology Group needs to do a better job communicating its plans for a massive southeastern Wisconsin plant.

The Taiwanese company initially said it planned to build a plant to produce flat-screen panels. After some confusion this week about its plans, Foxconn said Friday that after discussions with President Donald Trump it will proceed with a manufacturing facility producing smaller screens.

Trump tweeted that it was "great news" for Wisconsin.

Evers says he spoke with Foxconn executive Louis Woo on Friday and he's comfortable that the company remains committed to Wisconsin. But he says there's "no limit to skepticism" if the company's messaging isn't coherent. He says his administration is stressing to the company that transparency is key in such a high-profile project.

State and local leaders have promised Foxconn an unprecedented $4 billion in incentives.