Oak Creek, Wisconsin-based pet food maker Stella & Chewy’s recently announced plans to invest $30 million to expand their headquarters and purchase new machinery and equipment. The expansion could also create up to 82 new jobs.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is supporting the project with up to $500,000 in tax credits over the next three years to help finance the 137,000 square-foot building. The company was started in a Manhattan apartment in 2003 by Marie Moody after she rescued a sick dog. It grew over time and is now sold in 6,000 pet stores in the U.S. and Canada, with around 200 employees in Wisconsin.