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Grand Rapids, Mich.-based SpartanNash received $2.75 million in economic incentives to ensure the retention of 620 existing jobs and the creation of 72 new jobs in West Michigan, as well as 300 new jobs for the company’s future needs.
The package, which was approved by The Right Place, Inc., a regional nonprofit economic development organization, in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Byron Township, also ensures that the company’s corporate headquarters will remain in West Michigan.
“I’m pleased to invest in Western Michigan and look forward to bringing additional jobs to the region,” said Dennis Eidson, president and CEO of SpartanNash. “We appreciate the support of The Right Place and believe that our strong partnership with state and local leaders will ensure the continued growth of our business and community.”
Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, Inc., noted that retaining SpartanNash’s headquarters in West Michigan will be “critical to our region’s long-term economic growth.”
The $2.75 million economic incentive package is granted through the Michigan Strategic Fund, a performance-based grant managed by the MEDC.
SpartanNash, the result of the recent merger between Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Company, is the largest food distributor serving military commissaries and exchanges in the United States. The company currently operates 177 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, No Frills, Bag ‘n Save and Econofoods.