Tuesday, July 3, 2012

St. George strikes deal with Family Dollar

An $80 million facility — and its 450 jobs — are coming to St. George, with city officials expecting to finalize a deal this week with Family Dollar to build an 800,000-square-foot distribution center. Expected to open next summer, the distribution center is anticipated to provide 350 full-time workers when it opens, with another 100 expected to be created over the next 20 years.

Those jobs would come with full benefits and pay between 105 and 125 percent of Washington County’s median income of $15 per hour. As long as the company completes construction and maintains operation of the facility, the deal defers 75 percent of city’s portion of property taxes through 2022, but city officials contend that the combination of high-paying jobs and new revenues should be worth it. The Spectrum