'Major chemical facility' could bring $115M investment, local jobs

By: Chris Thomas Email
By: Chris Thomas Email

Friday, November 4, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta Finance Committee will move to approve a new jobs package on Monday. A major chemical manufacturing facility could make a $115 million investment in the local area.

Commissioners will move to approve a measure called the Redevelopment Plan for Tax Allocation District #3 in hopes of luring the company to Augusta.

Portions of the executive summary of the report read as follows:
"A major chemical manufacturer is in discussions about building a manufacturing facility that will bring 80 to 100 new high-value manufacturing jobs to Augusta-Richmond County.

This project is anticipated to spur future industrial redevelopment on an approximately 179-acre site proposed as the Doug Barnard/Dixon Airline Redevelopment Area, which is adjacent to the northwest corner of the Augusta Regional Airport.

In support of the effort to attract a major manufacturer to an area the community envisions for this use, the Augusta-Richmond County government proposes the creation of the Doug Barnard/Dixon Airline Redevelopment Plan and Tax Allocation District #3."

To read more about the plan, click on the documents above, or visit the Augusta Commission's website


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