Dayton considers $450k grant for pet retailer bringing $17M payroll

The city of Dayton is “considering giving $450,000 to pet retailer Chewy in support of its project to bring 600 new jobs to the Dayton airport,” the Dayton Daily News reports. Chewy is opening a new 690,500-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center that will create those jobs, projected “to have an annual payroll of $17 million,” the article reports. The retailer’s expansion “leverages a $45 million investment that included the construction of the building and improvements to the roadways and utilities around it.” The city said the $450,000 grant money will help fund improvements to the new facility, including machinery and equipment. For more, read the full article.

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