All told, Wisconsin Alderman Bob Bauman added up the full cost to taxpayers, in a speech before a Common Council committee, and landed at $4.5 billion, according to Urban Milwaukee (the publication estimated the costs itself at closer to $4.1 billion). That cost, all while Foxconn’s own investment drops and the company lobs new demands at the state, like asking to be considered a foreign trade zone, which would reduce its customs fees on some of the goods it imports for production.