General Mills will operate a new, leased distribution center in the Charter Township of Comstock, located within Midlink Business Park.

The new 155,000-square-foot center, which will focus primarily on the company’s yogurt business, is expected to be operational by July 2014. General Mills will lease the facility, which is expected to create 27 jobs over two years. Minneapolis-based General Mills selected this Southwest Michigan location for its strategic geographical location.

“Comstock Township is a great location for this new facility, strategically enhancing overall supply chain/logistics for General Mills,” says Kevin Schoen, vice president, North American logistics. “We greatly appreciate the support of the local community and state officials, and we can’t wait to have our new Comstock facility in operation.”

Comstock Township has supported the project with a 10-year real and personal property tax abatement valued at $1,526,000. Kalamazoo County will contribute $1,523,900 in combined Brownfield and local incentives. The State of Michigan provided a state education tax abatement valued at $371,000 in support.