FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that Legion Logistics LLC is expanding its facility in Northern Kentucky. The new plans will create 24 jobs in the area and make a $1 million investment in Boone County and the Commonwealth.
“We congratulate Legion Logistics on its success and growth in Florence,” said Gov. Beshear. “Northern Kentucky certainly is on a roll with new projects and expansions by existing companies in the region. We’re glad that Legion Logistics is growing, creating new jobs and investing in the Commonwealth.”
Legion Logistics, which specializes in helping businesses of all sizes move freight throughout the United States and Canada, plans to add 2,500 square feet to its office at 600 Meijer Drive in Florence to meet growing customer demand, according to a press release from the company. Legion Logistics currently employs 20 full-time Kentucky residents.
“Our team’s hard work and dedication has led to Legion’s growth and success,” said Starling, president of Legion Logistics. “We’re proud to be expanding our offices in northern Kentucky and appreciate the assistance and support we’ve received from the city of Florence, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED and Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.”
According to the press release, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
“Companies like Legion Logistics are key drivers of our economy in northern Kentucky,” said Sen. John Schickel, of Union. “Our existing companies have been growing and adding jobs, and we expect that to continue.”
“The announcement of Legion Logistics’ expansion highlights the growing number of companies that call Northern Kentucky home,” Rep. Addia Wuchner said. “Our region’s entrepreneurial nature and our work ethic are second to none. We’re proud Legion Logistics is expanding and bringing more jobs to Florence.”
Legion Logistics was founded in 2009 in the home of its company president, Lacy Starling. Local officials are excited about the prospect of having a locally grown companies continue to blossom in the area.
“We are extremely pleased to have a growing company like Legion Logistics in Florence,” Florence Mayor Diane Whalen said. “We congratulate the company on its success and expansion. We thank the company for its continued investment and job creation in our community and look forward to a continued partnership.”
For more information on open positions, workplace culture and the application process, visit Legion Logistics, www.legion-logistics.com .
Information on Kentucky’s economic development efforts and programs is available at www.ThinkKentucky.com .
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