Created: 08/01/2014 7:10 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson
Internet-based image publishing company Shutterfly, Inc. is opening a multi-million dollar office and production facility in Shakopee, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place for the new facility Friday.
The company takes digital photos and turns them into personalized products. Many Shutterfly products like photo albums, calendars and mugs will be made at the manufacturing plant.
The two-story facility is expected to create 329 jobs over the next five years. The city of Shakopee and Scott County offered Shutterfly a tax incentive to abate all their city and county taxes for the first nine years once the company hits certain job requirements.
The company will look for employees with skills in manufacturing and customer service.
The new building is located off Highway 169 and Canterbury Boulevard.