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With a big economic fish eyeing a move to the Conewago Industrial Park, local officials are deploying tax incentives to help land it.
An unidentified company that might build a fulfillment center costing as much as $150 million and bringing “hundreds of jobs” to the area has put the West Donegal industrial park among its top possible locations.
To make the industrial park just west of Elizabethtown more attractive, school and township officials have agreed to ease taxes on any new construction on a 160-acre parcel of land.
The new facility, which might eventually comprise 1 million-square feet, could be the second large distribution center being considered for Lancaster County. Urban Outfitters is looking at a similar-sized center in Salisbury Township.
Business is booming for a Lancaster IT firm in the city’s KOZ. One2One is going to build a larger facility to enhance future growth. Their current 7,000 square feet building is too small. The firm is designing a new building, up to 10,000 square feet. They have purchased the lot next to their existing building for $150,000 and hope to break ground on the new structure this fall, with occupancy in 2012. One2One will spend $1 – $1.5 million to build their new facility.
The new facility will allow One2One to have a larger network operations center and more amenities for their employees. One2One is a computer services and technology consulting company. They offer computer repair, offsite data backup, website design, web hosting, business and consulting IT services in addition to their network operations center.
One2One was originally drawn to their current location because of the benefits of being in a KOZ. Their decision to expand next door was based on a recent extension of the KOZ tax breaks until 2020.