Scio Township is getting a boost to its local economy.
A new Menards store is being built on Jackson Road near Staebler and is expected to open next spring.
Scio Township Treasurer Donna Palmer says the large chain store will likely act as anchor and help attract more businesses to the area.
"The big box stores often have other smaller businesses that surround them if they're in a shopping mall-type area," Palmer says, "so we'll see."
Palmer says the store will help local businesses by bringing more people to the area as well as increasing tax revenue.