Michigan politicians met in downtown Detroit on May 14 to break ground on a new Whole Foods Market with hopes of boosting the area’s economy and bringing new jobs to the city.

The new store is said to be part of an incentive package that includes $4.2 million in state and local funds. The store will receive tax credits and promise to remain open for seven years after receiving the first installment, Spero News reported.

Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Detroit Democratic Mayor Dave Bing joined Whole Foods co-chief executive Walter Robb at the groundbreaking.

 

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