MI: Neogen Plans $70 Million Food Safety Facility and Lab in Lansing, Creating Up to 100 Jobs | Trade and Industry Development

MI: Neogen Plans $70 Million Food Safety Facility and Lab in Lansing, Creating Up to 100 Jobs

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Jun 17, 2022
Food safety company Neogen says it plans to spend $70 million to build a new $70 million, 175,000-square-foot food safety facility in Lansing, Mich., that could create up to 100 jobs.

Food safety company Neogen says it plans to spend $70 million to build a new $70 million, 175,000-square-foot food safety facility in Lansing, Mich., that could create up to 100 jobs. The expansion would include new manufacturing and laboratory equipment for testing and releasing products.

Neogen, which is based in Lansing, has asked the city along with the State of Michigan to approve a “brownfield plan” that would help with some of the costs of the proposed three-story manufacturing building, which would be located near other Neogen facilities.

“I am so excited that Neogen continues to choose Lansing to grow their business, invest, and create jobs right here in our community,” Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said. “I am proud of the work that my administration and the Lansing Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, have done to make this project possible. Neogen has been an incredible corporate partner with the City of Lansing, celebrating their 40th year of operations in 2022, and this investment shows their commitment to our city and our residents.”

The local approval process for the brownfield plan by the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LBRA) began with their approval last week. It will now be considered by the Lansing City Council.

A review process for state approvals by the MEDC/MSF will begin in the upcoming weeks and follow procedures as required by the state. If Neogen can gain final approvals of both the local and state incentives, the company will be able to start the expansion project in late summer or early fall with construction expected to last 12–14 months. The company expects to begin construction in late August or early September, reports WILX.

“Being an active part of the Lansing community has always been important to Neogen,” said Jerome Hagedorn, Neogen’s Vice President of North American Operations. “This city helped build us into the global company we are today, and we are grateful to continue to call Lansing our corporate headquarters as we continue to grow. This expansion is a big step forward for Neogen and our food safety business, and we are excited to take it with the City of Lansing.”

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