Meijer will invest more than $375 million in new and remodeled stores in six states this year.

That's according to an announcement from President & Chief Executive Officer Rick Keyes on Thursday, March 2.

A press release detailed the investment -- saying the construction of seven new Meijer supercenters and 22 different remodel projects will occur in 2017.

“These projects represent an investment in our customers, team members and the local communities that have supported us for so long,” Keyes said in the release. “We’re also excited that at long last we’ll cross the bridge and open our first stores in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”

The remodel investment means that by the end of 2017, Meijer will have remodeled and upgraded nearly 90 stores since 2010.

Meijer says the opening of each new store represents as many as 300 full- and part-time jobs.

The new Meijer supercenters opening in 2017 include:

  • Escanaba, Mich.
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
  • McCordsville, Ind.
  • Franklin, Ind.
  • Greenfield, Wis.
  • Howard, Wis. (Green Bay)
  • West Bend, Wis.

Six stores in Michigan will be updated, with the stores in Mt. Pleasant, Commerce Township and Algoma Township slated for major upgrades.

The projects include a variety of specific store enhancements -- including improved store layouts, expanded grocery and health and beauty sections, as well as lighting, heating, refrigeration and parking lot improvements.

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Kayla Fortney is a digital producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.