County pursuing $94K grant

Via kempercountymessenger.com

The grant, if awarded, would go toward getting an economic market impact assessment done on the property the county purchased with the idea of building an industrial park at the intersection of Hwy 16 and Hwy 39.

Hitt told the board that there was no matching grant required, meaning the county would not have to put up any money in order to gain the funds.  “The assessment would give us an idea of what type of (companies) might be interested in locating at the park and who might need to pursue,” Hitt said.

District 5 Supervisor Chris Cole made the motion to pursue the grant, while District 3 Supervisor Justin Creer provided the second.

In another economic matter, it was noted that the workforce at Emelia Inc., located in the current industrial park at the incubator, continues to grow and the product lines produced by the Israeli-based cosmetics company are increasing as well.

“At least once a month they have people looking at possibly (working with the company to produce products) and they (Emilia) continue to invest money in the operation,” Hitt said.

“At least once a month they have people looking at possibly (working with the company to produce products) and they (Emilia) continue to invest money in the operation,” Hitt said.

 

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