Walker says he's offering Kimberly Clark incentives to stay
Walker made the comment on Twitter Monday without providing any additional details. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation says in a tweet it is working with Walker and partners in the Fox Valley "to make a strong case for why Kimberly-Clark should maintain operations" and not close two plants.
To keep 600 jobs here in Wisconsin, I asked the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to offer Kimberly Clark the same deal for jobs as Foxconn. @WEDCNews— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) February 5, 2018
The Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark announced last week that it planned to close manufacturing facilities in Neenah and nearby Fox Crossing, resulting in 600 job cuts. Kimberly-Clark makes Kleenex tissue and Huggies diapers.
Walker approved a state incentive package for Foxconn that ties nearly $3 billion from the state if the Taiwanese company creates 13,000 jobs and invests $10 billion.