Meijer making a push into Wisconsin


MADISON, Wis. — Meijer is investing $146 million to purchase and remodel an existing Supervalu facility in Pleasant Prairie for a new distribution center, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced earlier this week. The 770,000-sq.-ft. facility, which will be located in the LakeView Corporate Park, is expected to serve stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and possibly other states.

Meijer is eligible for up to $5.3 million in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation over the next eight years. The actual amount of the credits will be contingent upon the number of jobs created. The announcement comes one week after company president Hank Meijer said the Michigan-based retailer was planning a major push in Wisconsin.

Meijer currently has plans to open stores in Grafton, Oak Creek, Kenosha, Wauwatosa, Sussex and Waukesha over the next two years.

“This is great news for Kenosha County, which has proven that it is a very attractive area for job creators looking to grow and expand here in Wisconsin,” Walker stated. “We’ll continue to do our part to improve the business climate in the state by cutting taxes, streamlining regulations, and investing in worker training, to keep our positive economic growth heading in the right direction.” 



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