A large dairy processing operation is looking to invest in St. Johns to the tune of $555 million dollars! And with it, create upwards to 300 jobs! It's expected to open in 2020.

The $555 million project will sit on 146 acres in St. Johns, a portion of which was land that previously belonged to Bingham Township.  (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The 300 jobs will be created over three years, with positions raging from engineers to mechanics. The bulk of those positions will pay between $15 and $30 an hour, Trezise said.

“This is a huge deal not only for the region but for the state overall,” said Jeff Mason, the director of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

“This isn’t just landing a couple businesses with jobs," said Bob Trezise, the president and CEO of LEAP. "This is establishing a new level of ag tech production that’s going to enormously impact the entire dairy ecosystem of our whole state.”