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The Microsoft data center on Wisconsin’s Foxconn site will produce just ‘a few hundred jobs.’

That’s what Microsoft told local leaders in the run-up to the deal. No surprises there — it’s a data center, after all — but a far cry from the 13,000 LCD manufacturing jobs Foxconn promised way back when. There was also this tiny scrap of contrition from Racine County Executive Jonathan Delgrave:

“Do you wish Foxconn wouldn’t have made such big promises?” TMJ4 reporter Ben Jordan asked.

“Yes, I do, but in fairness to Foxconn, certainly a lot of dynamics have changed,” Delagrave responded.

The dynamic that changed was everyone realized Foxconn was always lying, of course. I suppose we’ll find out more in the next book.