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General Mills Considering Site Near Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Allen County Council is considering giving General Mills a tax abatement of more than $3 million over 10 years on a proposed $36 million warehouse near Fort Wayne.

The News-Sentinel reports that County Council will vote on the tax break on Friday. General Mills already has a 750,000 square-foot warehouse, but is considering building a 1.5 million-square-foot facility that would add 65 more jobs with an average salary of $30,000 a year.

The company’s application for the tax abatement says the facility will store and distribute dry finished products. Minneapolis-based General Mills also is considering another site outside Indiana.

Construction could start in June, with completion in August 2012.

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