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Crate&Barrel

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

County commissioners on Monday approved more than $177,000 in cash incentives for the parent company of Crate&Barrel, which plans to double the size of its Lincoln County distribution center. Euromarket Designs will expand the center in the Lincoln County Industrail Park to more than 400,000 square feet, said Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association. The company plans to invest $8.4 million in new construction and equipment, he said, and create at least 10 new jobs with average weekly pay of $450. Monday’s unanimous vote means that Lincoln County will provide cash grants of $35,410.50 a year for five years. The Crate&Barrel distribution center opened last year, and Matherly said expansion work could start this fall.

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