HOWELL TOWNSHIP, MI-A computer services firm is building a new headquarters and neighboring data processing center here. The township board granted a $5.9 million, 50% tax break for 11 years to New Hudson-based Datapak Services. The company broke ground in April on a 16,000-sf corporate headquarters and 55,000-sf processing operation in the TransWest Industrial Park near the intersection of M-59 and Interstate 96 in the township.

Datapak provides high technology marketing for manufacturers and retailers across the country. Among the company’s clients are Sanyo, Sony Music, Disney and Eureka. The company plans to move its corporate headquarters from New Hudson, where it leases space, to Howell Township–the first facility the company actually owns, says Robert Lahiff, Datapak’s general counsel.

Company officials say despite the slow economy, the company has grown steadily. It leases a 150-person call center in Phoenix and warehouse space in Reno, NV and another 50-person call center at TransWest Industrial Park.

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