Meijer to get $5.25M in tax credits for distribution center

Special to The Freeman

March 17, 2014

PLEASANT PRAIRIE The state of Wisconsin is providing $5.25 million in tax credits to Meijer Inc. for its Pleasant Prairie distribution center, which is expected to employ 300 people.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the tax credits on Monday. Meijer will receive the full $5.25 million over eight years, as long as the company meets hiring benchmarks for the distribution center.

The facility will have 271 full-time workers, along with 42 part-time employees. The construction work that is underway for the $146 million project will expand the facility to 770,000 square feet.

Meijer operates more than 200 stores and employs more than 60,000 team members in five states.