(Expatriate @ Oct. 04 2017,6:03 am)
There's a lot of factors involved in locating warehousing for perishable goods, shelf-life on fresh meat is short, Hormel's location had more to do with HyVee's decision than any local Government.
The close proximity to the Hormel plant cuts transportation cost and increases shelf-life.
Austin has some say in their Utility costs, SMMPA may have cut a deal that Freeborn/Mower couldn't match. who knows..
It does irk me that we have to give Corporations large gift packages to get them to locate locally.
It's similar to the pro-sports teams that extort new stadiums from the taxpayer.
Your understanding of logistics and warehouse management is staggering, (see idiota)
The amount of products Hormel produces at the Austin plant is insignificant when compared to the products an average grocery store carries and especially where a distribution center like HyVee is concerned.
Also, though electricity is a major cost consideration, warehouse utilities have become extremely efficient where building new facilities is concerned. LED lighting, in floor heating, the list goes on. Labor costs are dramatically decreased too ( I wonder if there will be a union)
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