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Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Gets WEDC Aid
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/31/2017

A western Wisconsin cheese plant is receiving up to $175,000 in state tax credits for a major expansion this year. The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, which produces 80 tons of cheese curds a day, has been approved for the funding by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

The creamery is adding nearly 29,000 square feet to its facility, which will be used for packaging cheese and storage space. The project is expected to create 14 new jobs.

"We've outgrown our space," said Plant Manager Paul Bauer. "These tax credits helped this project move forward, allowing us to expand employment opportunities and grow our market share outside of the state, both domestically and internationally."

Under WEDC's Business Development Tax Credit Program, the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery can earn the tax credits over a three-year period. The actual amount earned is contingent upon the number of jobs created and the amount of capital investment the company makes during that time frame.

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