John Deere gets $2 million in state tax credits for Horicon expansion

Freeman Staff

Oct. 22, 2015

HORICON —During a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch announced that John Deere Horicon Works will be receive $2 million in state tax credits for its 400,000-square-foot addition that will create about 80 full-time jobs in 2016.

The new hires will help the company meet its assembly and shipping needs, according to the announcement. John Deere currently employs more than 1,100 people at its Horicon location. The state tax credits will be provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for the $42.9 million project.

“The city of Horicon has supported John Deere since 1911 as a community with strong work ethic, where people take pride in doing their job well,” said James Field, president of Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division, in a statement. “The state of Wisconsin has also created an environment where John Deere and Horicon Works can thrive.”