Little Potatoes with Big Appeal
The Little Potato Company
’s proprietary product line of colorful, tasty and nutritious Creamer potatoes include Baby Boomer, Blushing Belle and others available in produce sections at grocers and retailers all across the U.S. and Canada, in distinctive packaging ranging from unique 1.5 lb gusset bags to five-pound bags. The company also offers microwave- and oven/grill-ready kits with gluten-free seasonings in various flavors. Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Little Potato maintains distribution centers and a grower network throughout the U.S. and Canada to serve customers across these markets.
Wisconsin Provides the Perfect Site
Little Potato recently decided to locate its U.S. head office and processing, washing, packing and storage facility in DeForest, Wisconsin. The company's corporate headquarters is located in Alberta, Canada. Little Potato will invest over $20 million in its new 130,000 square-foot facility, equipment and other initiatives, $11.7 million of which qualifies for performance-based tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The Village of DeForest is also supporting the project with subsidized land, infrastructure and other incentives. The DeForest parcel was pre-certified as development-ready through WEDC’s Certified In Wisconsin Program
. Located on U.S. Hwy. 51, the new facility is projected to employ 50 people when it opens in early 2017, growing to 129 full-time employees when it is fully operational.