Florida-based Enhanced Resource Centers plans to lease the former Kandiyohi Power Cooperative building at 1311 N. Highway 71 in Willmar, Minnesota. The facility will be used for a call center.
The company specializes in customer experience management, which includes debt recovery, corporate outsourcing and market research.The company said it will create up to 238 new positions at the facility, paying and invest $2 million in building improvements over the next three years.
As an incentive, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the project with a $563,183 grant from the Job Creation Fund. The company will receive the funding once it has met investment and hiring commitments.
“The company’s decision to bring more than 200 jobs to Willmar is tremendous news for the region,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “This is an exciting opportunity that will contribute to the growth of the local economy and community.”
Since the Job Creation Fund was launched in January 2014, DEED has awarded $33.6 million for 75 business expansion projects in Minnesota. Companies have committed to creating 4,603 full-time jobs and investing $900.4 million to expand. DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development.