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Pace International Expands Rochester, Minnesota, Facility

Communications technology company Pace International Inc. will invest $1.95 million and hire an additional 22 workers in an expansion of its facilities in Rochester, Minnesota.

The company said it plans to add 9,000 square feet of offices and 9,000 square feet of warehouse space, bringing its total facility footprint in Rochester to 66,000 square feet. The new jobs will be phased in over three years.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the project with a $196,000 grant from the Job Creation Fund. Pace will receive the funding once it has completed investment and job creation commitments.

“I thank Pace International for its continued commitment to Minnesota. The company’s decision to expand in Rochester will help drive economic growth in our state and create new job opportunities for Minnesota workers,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith. “With an investment from the Minnesota Job Creation Fund, this project is a great example of how the private and public sectors can work together to grow the economy and create jobs.”

“Pace is a family business that has grown steadily in Rochester over the past 45 years,” added DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “The company’s $1.95 million investment represents a major commitment to the city and the region.”

Pace was founded by Jim Deutsch in 1972 as a distributor of parts for televisions, record players, home appliances and other consumer electronics. In addition to televisions and appliances, the company today provides communications hardware, Dish Network satellite TV content, and installation tools to businesses throughout the United States and Canada.


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