Furniture maker Herman Miller was awarded tax incentives yesterday for an $11 million project that will create up to 600 jobs in Holland, Michigan, the Grand Rapids Press reports. The company will use the funds to expand its healthcare furniture division.
Herman Miller will spend $5.3 million on a lab for its research and design departments. It will spend another $5.7 million on a headquarters, showroom, and manufacturing facility.
The company must hire most of the 600 workers within seven years to qualify for the incentives. But according to company spokesperson Mark Schurman, jobs depend on timing and new business.
Herman Miller initially considered expanding in Wisconsin, but Michigan's offer of $7.8 million in tax credits ultimately attracted the company to the site near its Zeeland, Michigan, headquarters.