Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 9, Issue 1

8 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1 the summer of 2022 for a projected opening in 2024. The distribution center will bring at least 280 jobs to Chowchilla. “With over 640 stores across the State of California, we are very excited to be a part of the Chowchilla community. During our process to identify our next distribution center location, Chowchilla’s leadership team has been amazing and has helped solidify our decision to come to and be an integral part of this great community. Our significant investment in Chowchilla represents our commitment to always putting our customers first and is an important part of our strategy for accelerated growth,” said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President, and CEO of AutoZone. Chowchilla is a thriving community of almost 19,000 residents located at the intersection of two major highways. Highway 152 serves as the gateway to the Bay Area, and Highway 99 links together the major cities within the San Joaquin Valley. At the center of this distribution network sits Chowchilla, with 2,800 acres of land zoned for industrial and commercial development ready for building or occupancy. Having been established almost one hundred years ago as an agricultural hub, Chowchilla retains its small-town values while serving the needs of its residents. Incentives have been designed to energize business and industrial development, accelerate growth in the downtown and create new jobs in the community, all to foster a growing economy. For more information on Chowchilla’s business incentive programs, see https:// www.cityofchowchilla.org/282/Incentives-for- Development During our process to identify our next distribution center location, Chowchilla’s leadership team has been amazing and has helped solidify our decision to come to and be an integral part of this great community

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