(Menomonie, WI) -- Area legislators and the Governor were in Menomonie today to announce 3M’s expansion of their Menomonie facility. 3M is eligible receive up to $770,000 in economic development tax credits as a result of their expansion project. Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) applauded the company’s expansion and addition of 25 new high paying jobs.
“Creating an environment in Wisconsin that is favorable to job creation so we can put people back to work is the top priority this legislative session,” said Harsdorf. “The special session bills we passed earlier this year are already having a direct and positive impact on creating jobs and growing our economy.”
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is the state’s lead economic development agency and is responsible for allocating the tax credits created by the special session legislation. The new tax incentives were approved for those companies creating new jobs in Wisconsin or relocating jobs to the state.
“These high paying jobs will benefit not only the citizens of this county but Wisconsin’s overall economic recovery,” said Harsdorf. “I will continue to work with my legislative colleagues to further encourage more job growth and economic development in our state.”
3M products are sold in 65 countries. Their $28.4 million expansion project consists of expanding their manufacturing building, purchasing new equipment and training workers.