Major Developments/Distribution center, housing projects possible in Willmar

Willmar Industrial park

WILLMAR—While specifics were slim, Aaron Backman, Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission executive director, gave some intriguing hints Thursday about possible major economic development projects that could be headed to Willmar.

The biggest is a large distribution center project for an undisclosed end user. Back in 2018-2019, a logistics company came close to building a project in Willmar, but it was canceled in early 2019.

“This one is bigger and better,” Backman told the EDC Joint Operations Board during its meeting Thursday afternoon.

The possible project would involve a site between 25 and 30 acres, nearly double the size of the canceled project.

“It involves a significant amount of employees and a significant amount of investments,” Backman said.

Read the full article by the West Central Tribune.

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