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P&G Looking to Build in Miami Valley
MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- Procter & Gamble is looking at the Miami Valley for a massive new distribution center, which could bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.
"We are very optimistic that this project will happen," Community & Economic Development Director for Montgomery County, Erik Collins said during a County Commission meeting on Tuesday.
County commissioners on Tuesday approved funding to widen an access road that will lead to the site of a multi-million-dollar facility to be built in the Global Logistics Air Park, near Jackson and Dog Leg roads in the city of Union.
Even though county officials can't confirm the news, ABC22/FOX 45 NEWS has heard consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble is considering the land to build a new distribution center.
"This is huge for Montgomery County. The fact is, any company that is looking at that large of a facility, with that many jobs, whoever it is, they are welcome to be a part of the community and we look forward to be working with them," Montgomery County Administrator Joe Tuss said.
Connie Johnston works in the area and said the project will be a huge economic boost for the Dayton region.
"We need jobs here," Johnston said. "A lot of people need jobs, so it's going to be good."
ABC 22/ FOX 45 NEWS reached out to Procter and Gamble for comment, and a spokesperson said they are not commenting on the rumored project.
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