KALAMAZOO, MI — The Kalamazoo City Commission voted to set a public hearing for Monday, Oct. 19, to consider a request from Zoetis LLC, for a PA 198 Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for 12 years for real property valued at $47,859,166.
The Kalamazoo City Commission approved the hearing during its Oct. 5 meeting.
Zoetis LLC plans to invest about $94,366,000 to the current operation in the city of Kalamazoo. The organization expansion will allow Zoetis to bring in three new products to its Kalamazoo manufacturing location at 2605 Kilgore Road, according to a recommended resolution presented to the commission. The production growth is estimated to create around 22 new full-time jobs with the planned expansion, the city agenda packet states.
Zoetis is the world’s largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock, according to the city of Kalamazoo, and directly markets its products in approximately 45 different