Construction is underway on a project that will bring hundred of jobs to Janesville. Dollar General has broken ground on a one-million-square-foot distribution center on the city’s south side. Company officials say the facility will be a hub of its Midwest distribution network. The warehouse should be running by late 2016, with hiring set to start this summer. More than 500 people are expected to be employed there.
City officials and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation say the project is an investment of more than $70-million dollars. It’s also the largest scale tax incremental financing project the city of Janesville has ever agreed to.