Aurora, IL – On Tuesday, August 15, Invest Aurora joined City of Aurora, IL Mayor Richard Irvin and US Foods executives in celebrating the leading Illinois-based food manufacturer on the groundbreaking of what will soon open as their newest distribution facility in Aurora, IL.
Dave Flitman, US Foods CEO, attributed the project’s success to close collaboration between US Food executives, the City of Aurora, Invest Aurora, and CBRE in securing what they feel is the ideal site.
In May 2023, Aurora City Council approved the incentive deal that secured the project in Aurora. Once open and operating, US Foods will be rebated a portion of its annually generated sales and property taxes over the course of 10 years. Unlike traditional distribution warehouses, this location will generate an estimated $250,000 in sales tax each year in addition to approximately $600,000 in annual property taxes.
The incentive deal was proposed by Invest Aurora in partnership with the City of Aurora Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, with Invest Aurora officials acknowledging that the City will collect over $1.2M taxes from the company during that same period.
Construction of the 300,000+ square foot warehouse and fleet facility will also bring 250 construction jobs to the community. The buildings will be designed with energy and environmental conservation in mind, and will house thousands of foodservice products, as well as feature a demonstration kitchen to advance recipe and customer cooking innovation. Expected to open in early 2025, the facility is posed to replace the companies Bensenville location, welcoming transfers, and opening 260 new permanent positions.
An estimated $103M project, the Aurora, IL site at 2810 Duke Parkway marks the company’s 5th investment in the State, joining similar distribution centers in Chicago and Streator, along with an SSA Exports facility and company corporate offices in Rosemont.
“The construction of this facility is just one more example of [US Foods] continued commitment to investing in this region to best serve our new and existing customers and help them succeed”. Bill Hancock, US Foods CSCO