A Florida-based food distribution company is considering a $24 million expansion of its Statesville facility that would add 150 jobs by 2021.
Cheney Brothers Inc. has asked the city for $440,000 in tax incentives to add 150,000 square feet to its distribution center in Statesville Business Park.
The city also would provide 9.6 acres of land adjacent to the existing facility at no cost.
Statesville City Council is scheduled to consider the incentives at its meeting Monday at City Hall at 7 p.m.
Statesville Regional Development Executive Director Russ Rogerson told the Record & Landmark that the company also is considering sites in South Carolina and Georgia, where it has no distribution centers.
“Once all of the incentives have been approved, Cheney Brothers will make their decision on the proposed expansion,” Rogerson said.
He added that the jobs will pay an average of $47,700.
Cheney Brothers did not respond to calls from the Record & Landmark.
The Palm Beach, Fla.-based company employs more than 1,800 people, most of them in Florida, and has annual sales of more than $1 billion.