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Australian company proposes new plant in Dyersville

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DYERSVILLE (KWWL) -

An Australian company is proposing building a new 30,000 square foot facility in Dyersville that they say would bring 30 new jobs to the area.

Digga North America, LLC is proposing to build the state-of-art facility in the new industrial park off of Highway 20.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved the project on Monday, which means Digga will get $240,000 in direct financial assistance and tax benefits for the $2.2 million capital investment.

The Dyersville City Council is expected to approve a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement with the company in April.

Digga says they will also use the Iowa New Jobs Training Program through Northeast Iowa Community College.

"Digga is a very exciting project for the Dyersville area," said Jacque Rahe, Executive Director of the Dyersville Economic Development Corporation, in a written statement. "They will become an anchor in our new industrial park, create quality jobs, add to our tax base and provide international exposure. Their decision to locate here speaks volumes for our community," added Rahe.

In a written statement, Suzie Wright, President and CEO of Digga said, "We are extremely impressed with the Dyersville community and what it has to offer our company. Key factors such as a strong educational and workforce training system, local amenities, a shovel-ready industrial park with Highway 20 visibility, and the can-do attitude of the City staff and elected officials all were important in our selection. I will certainly be an advocate for Eastern Iowa to my counterparts in Australia."

Digga, which was founded in the 1970's, manufactures and exports gearboxes and construction equipment attachments for the earthmoving industry.  They produce 79 different construction equipment attachments, wearparts and spareparts to suit most machine types.

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