WCSJ Photo

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Project Defender is not coming to the Village of Minooka. That’s according to Minooka Village Administrator Dan Duffy, who previously told WCSJ that the internet sales company, was looking to build a 1.2 million square-foot distribution center at a few select sites.

 Originally, the village offered Project Defender a 5-year deal only to find it wanted 15 years. Nancy Norton with the Grundy Economic Development Council was on WCSJ last Friday.

Norton explains how Grundy County's incentive offering process works. 

The internet sales company would have created 500 new jobs for Minooka. The annual sales tax the village could have received was between $600,000 and $1.5 million.

Although disappointed, Duffy said they will be in the running for other distribution centers in the future.

Meanwhile, it is unknown when the official name of Project Defender would be released.