An Edgewood company with plans to expand is getting some help from the state.
On Friday, the Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded the Edgewood Locker tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs Program. The assistance will offset some of the costs to expand.
The Edgewood Locker provides beef and pork processing to livestock producers and manufactures meat for sale to wholesale and retail customers. The company plans to build a new facility to help quadruple its volume of wholesale business, increasing production of products such as jerky and sausage.
The IEDA says the building project in Edgewood will spur more than $8 million in new capital investment for the state and 14 new jobs.
Naeve Family Beef, another small meat processing company in Camanche, was also awarded tax benefits through the program.
Iowa Secretary of Ag Mike Naig says projects like these help increase market opportunities for family businesses, while also strengthening our local supply chain.