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CORRECTED-Foxconn sharply scales back Wisconsin investment

(Corrects lead paragraph to show the $10 billion plan was from Hon Hai Precision, not Foxconn Technology Co Ltd)

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn, formally called Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, will dramatically scale back its planned investment in a Wisconsin plant, under an agreement announced with the state’s governor on Tuesday.

Wisconsin will reduce its tax credits authorized for the project from $2.85 billion to $80 million as Foxconn reduces its planned investment from $10 billion to $672 million and cuts the number of jobs planned from 13,000 to 1,454, Governor Tony Evers said in a statement. The investment was first announced at the White House in July 2017, when Donald Trump was president. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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