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Hy-Vee still considering major new development in Austin

Company still doing preliminary work to build a new distribution center.

Posted: Nov 17, 2017 10:02 AM

AUSTIN, Minn. – Hope remains that Hy-Vee could build a new multimillion dollar distribution center in Mower County.

The Development Corporation of Austin says the company is continuing with the required studies and reviews necessary for construction, despite a recent decision to delay consideration of such a project.


John Garry

“The company said it is adjusting its growth strategy and will evaluate the need for a third distribution center, which currently is planned to be in Austin,” said John Garry, President of the Development Corp. of Austin. “Hy-Vee plans to continue the state-required environmental review process and we’ve been given no reason to think this project isn’t still a possibility for Austin at some point.”

It is does happen, Garry says building a new distribution center would be a boon for the community.

“For Mower County, the U.S. Department of Commerce figures show that $1 million in construction dollars spent for the duration of a project creates 8.5 construction jobs,” he says. “We like it best when local contractors get work, but the portion going to out-of-towners also creates local economic activity through meals, hotel stays, shopping and more.”

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