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Casey’s General Stores To Open Terre Haute Distribution Site

The new distribution center is expected to be open by November 2015 and create 185 jobs by 2019.

Gov. Mike Pence

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Gov. Mike Pence announces Casey's General Stores' decision to build a new distribution center in Terre Haute.

Casey’s General Stores announced yesterday its opening a new distribution center in Terre Haute that would create 180 jobs over the next five years.

The new 250,000 square foot, $30 million facility will be located in the Vigo County industrial park.

Casey’s General Store President Bob Myers says Terre Haute’s location was a big part of the decision to move the center there.

“After a thorough search and evaluation lasting over two years, we believe Terre Haute provides an excellent strategic opportunity for our operating territory, while also increasing our distribution efficiency and reducing our transportation costs,” Myers said.

Governor Mike Pence was at the announcement and praised Casey’s as a great corporate citizen and said the cooperation of local and state officials was essential to landing the investment.

Steve Witt, President of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation, said his group partnered with the state to entice the Iowa-based business to invest in Vigo County.

“We’re offering 60 acres in our Vigo County Industrial Park for a dollar an acre,” Witt said. “A 10 year real and personal property tax abatement and that’s subject to the approval by the Vigo County Council and then up to $200,000 in public infrastructure assistance.”

Construction is expected to start in November and the distribution center should open next year.

Jimmy Jenkins

Jimmy Jenkins is a multimedia journalist for WFIU and WTIU news. A native of Terre Haute, he is a masters student at the Indiana University School of Journalism and is proud to be a part of the public broadcasting stations he listened to and watched since he was a child. Follow him on Twitter @newsjunkyjimmy.

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