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GATR Volvo approached Decklan Group wanting to expand their business with a new location. GATR currently had locations in Sauk Rapids, MN, Des Moines, IA, and Cedar Rapids, IA. The new location was to be a flagship store, with over 40,000 square feet of indoor space along with over 10 acres of outdoor display area.

Project Elements

Financial Incentives
Site Selection
Business Subsidy Policy Amendment
Sign Variance
Ordinance Amendment

$1,028,658 Total Incentives
$12.5 Million Capital Investment
63 Jobs
$160,556 Tax Base
42,912 Sq. Feet

Decklan Group worked to find an ideal site for GATR in Elk River, MN bringing more than 60 high paying jobs to the local economy, along with $160,000 in annual tax revenue. With this project, Decklan Group was able to obtain economic development incentives totaling over $1,000,000.

"Hiring Decklan Group was a smart move; without them, there was no way this project would have moved forward. They were able to secure all the approvals we needed, in addition to obtaining tax incentives to ensure the success of our new location."
Bob Neitzke

The site was rezoned, and a CUP was obtained for the new GATR project. Decklan Group also successfully piloted a signage variance allowing GATR to add an additional 20 feet in height to their proposed signage enabling greater visibility and branding opportunity.

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