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SWISS VALLEY FARMS/HILLDALE DAIRY DIVISION. The 1980 Dubuque City Directory listed 36th Street and Central.

The 1987 Dubuque City Directory listed Swiss Valley Farms Fresh Milk Division at 3510 Central.

The 1989 Dubuque City Directory listed Swiss Valley Farms/Hilldale Dairy Division at 3510 Central.

The 1993 Dubuque City Directory listed Swiss Valley Farms Dairy at the same address.

In March 1998 the Dubuque City Council voted unanimously to ask the Iowa Department of Economic to certify Swiss Valley Farms Company site at 3510 Central and several adjoining properties as a second enterprise zone in the city. Swiss Valley was considering a $5.5 million expansion. The company wanted to increase capacity from 850,000 to 1,250,000 gallons of milk per week. This would involve adding 13,500 of additional space to their existing buildings. (1) If the certification was approved it would mean: a 10% tax credit for investments directly related to creating jobs, a 13% research-and-development tax credit, refunds of sales, service and use taxes paid to contractors who renovate or equip new buildings, a New Jobs Tax Credit of 1.5 percent of gross wages. (2)



1. Wilkinson, Jennifer. "City Boosts Swiss Valley's Growth Plans," Telegraph Herald, March 18, 1998, p. 1. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=aEyKTaVlRPYC&dat=19980318&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

2. Ibid.