By Sophie Pappas
Anson will see a flood of new job opportunities for Zionsville and Whitestown residents this year with the opening of Meijer, and now with the proposed opening of Weaver Popcorn Co.
Weaver Popcorn Co. is a Noblesville-based company that plans to move into a new research and development facility in the up-and-coming area of Anson. The company expects to spend $18 million to make improvements and buy equipment for an existing site that overlooks Interstate 65.
Having operated for more than 80 years, the company stated that it would move 50 corporate jobs from Noblesville to Anson, and add more than 40 full-time jobs.
Most of these new positions will be in the manufacturing department and will pay an average of $22 an hour.
Bryan Brackemyre, executive director of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation, has recommended that Whitestown offer Weaver a personal property tax abatement that would save the popcorn maker more than $1.2 million over 10 years.
The site is expected to open by mid-May.
For information on how to apply for jobs at Weaver, visit www.PopWeaver.com.