WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — BISSELL is looking to expand in West Michigan — a multi-million dollar investment that’s expected to create 100 jobs.
The Right Place announced the expansion plan Wednesday. The economic development group says BISSELL plans to invest $10 million in expanding its headquarters in Walker.
“A global company like BISSELL has operations around the world. They can choose to expand all over the world, but they chose to expand in West Michigan,” The Right Place spokesperson Andria Romkema said. “And I think that really speaks to the business climate in West Michigan. We’re a place where global companies find success.”
BISSELL began operating in West Michigan in 1876. The family-owned company now locally employs 490 people.
BISSELL said it’s been expanding to keep up with “consistent growth” in global revenues and has simply run out of room at its corporate headquarters. The 25,000-square-foot addition would be used for office space.
BISSELL will get a $500,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for the work. Walker city officials are also considering tax incentives in support of the project.