Fond du Lac County supervisors Thursday night approved an incentive package aimed at keeping Mercury Marine’s corporate headquarters in Fond du Lac. County Executive Al Buechel believes they have a good offer that the company will consider for retention of the corporate headquarters. The county exec says while manufacturing jobs are likely moving to Stillwater, Oklahoma it’s a different situation with the headquarters because some professional staff may be leery about moving.
It’s estimated that the impact of losing Mercury Marine’s entire operations on Fond du Lac County would be $353 million and for the state about $600 million. Buechel says economic development officials will prepare an impact study to see what the financial impact is should corporate headquarters be retained.
City and County officials will present their incentive proposals to Mercury executives late Friday afternoon.
Contributed by Bob Nelson-KFIZ