Winnebago Industries Inc. is seeking more than half a million dollars in state and local economic development incentives as it moves a major motorhome production line from the West Coast back to Iowa.
The Des Moines Register reported that Winnebago has asked the Iowa Economic Development Authority for $361,000 in state tax refunds and credits, and Forest City is expected to offer a $155,000 tax abatement.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority board will vote on its incentive package at its regular meeting Friday morning.
Earlier this month, Winnebago announced it would hire about 175 workers in Forest City as it returned the production of its large diesel coaches from Oregon back to Iowa.
The move means the company will soon manufacture all of its motorhome models in Forest City. The northern Iowa community has been the brand’s traditional headquarters, though most executives work out of offices in Twin Cities, Minn.
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