PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI-The village has recently approved a number of agreements to gain financial incentives for the $100 million new Uline Inc. headquarters and distribution facility here. The project, which will consist of 218,000 sf of office space for the headquarters, and one million sf for a warehouse, is now under construction in the 267-acre PrairieWood Corporate Park. The company is moving from its current headquarters in Waukegan, IL, a few miles south of the border.

The village is providing more than $11 million in TIF money for site-related improvements for the project. In return, the company has agreed to not build any other distribution facility within 50 miles until the project here is complete. The village also helped secure a $1 million state Transportation Economic Assistance Grant, to finance a portion of the roadway improvements to the new headquarters. In return, the company has agreed to create at least employ at least 500 people at Uline’s new campus within three years, and keep them for at least four years. The village will have to pay the TEA grant back to the state if the number isn’t reached. “The agreements protect the village, we’re committing a lot for this project,” says Mike Pollocoff, village administrator. “We expect the company to employ close to 1,000 people, so we know that the 500 employee deal is safe.”

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