“The state`s goal of the Foxconn deal was to create many manufacturing jobs and pay family support salaries,” Melissa Hughes, CEO of WEDC, wrote to another WEDC official in February ahead of a meeting with Foxconn. But if WEDC ignores the gap in the plant and pays the subsidy, Hughes wrote, they could be prevented from being recovered if the 10.5 never appears and Foxconn doesn`t meet its employment goals. The “relatively simple” solution was to remove “Gen 10.5” from the treaty and replace it with “an indefinite series of advanced manufacturing projects,” Hughes wrote. As part of a deal signed between former Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Gou and approved by the gop-led legislature, Foxconn could receive up to $4 billion in public incentives.