WINONA, MN. (WXOW) – Fastenal and the City of Winona broke ground for a new office building Wednesday morning.
The four-story building will bring hundreds of jobs to Winona’s downtown.
Supporting 400-600 employees, the project will be built along the Mississippi River next to the Highway 43 bridge.
City officials say it will boost downtown’s economy.
“The exciting part about something like this is like I said when you are bringing all these people downtown the whole point is that they want to live work and play here. They’ll spend time along the river, and they’ll spend time along shopping downtown and when that kind of stuff happens more businesses and more opportunity follow it," said Winona Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Christie Ransom.
Other local business owners are thrilled to welcome Fastenal to downtown. They say it will improve their revenues.
The project will break ground late this upcoming spring. Fastenal plans to begin using the building mid-2021.