By Rod Rose For the Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel
---- — ConAgra Foods will move a distribution center from Lebanon to Frankfort, leaving behind a 480,000-square-foot building that local officials hope will be quickly leased to a new tenant. About 150 people work at the Lebanon ConAgra facility; their jobs will be moved to Frankfort. The relocation was announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, by ConAgra, Frankfort and Clinton County officials in a joint statement. ConAgra will build a 1.6 million-square-foot facility on a 288-acre site on Clinton County Road 0, north of the Frankfort Industrial Park. Groundbreaking is expected this summer, with the facility to be open in 2015. “Selecting Frankfort for our distribution center was made possible through great partnerships between ConAgra Foods and local officials,” Bob Masching, ConAgra's senior vice president of supply chain, said in a press release. Frankfort officials have proposed creating a tax increment financing incentive that will last two decades to bring ConAgra to the city. “Today's announcement is great economic development news for our entire county,” Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shan Sheridan said Tuesday. Boone County Economic Development Corp. Director Bryan Brackemyre said ConAgra did not have adequate room to expand in Lebanon. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.