An industrial park that overlaps the Brunswick-Columbus county line on U.S. 74-76 will have its first tenant — a high-precision component parts company that will invest more than $9.300万美元. 罗伊·库珀周二宣布.
瑞士精密产品有限公司. will locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in the International Logistics Park by the end of the year, 根据公告. The company will be on the Brunswick County side of the park, but Columbus County will share in the property tax proceeds because of an agreement between the two counties.
Columbus County Economic Development Director Gary Lanier said Tuesday that, while the negotiations were mainly between Precision and economic developers in Brunswick County, Columbus should benefit from the company’s relocation.
“Our friends in Brunswick Industrial Development have been working with this company for well over a year,拉尼尔说. “We knew it was getting close to working out.”
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“This will be a key first company to go into the park, 第一个, 我希望, 许多人追随,拉尼尔说.
“I think it shows the potential of the International Logistics Park and the private industrial park across the street,” said Columbus Jobs Foundation Chair Les High, referring to the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Rail Park, 位于美国北部.S. 布伦瑞克县74-76. “The partnership we have with Brunswick County benefits both in a number of ways, but notably it has the potential to create large-scale employment for both counties.High也是出版商 新闻记者.
The agreement with Precision happened in part because Columbus and Brunswick counties finished a “big push,拉尼尔这样说, to get water and sewer inter-local agreements signed off by each county’s commissioners.
Lanier said that Precision will move into a 60,000-square-foot building that Cameron Management Group of Wilmington constructed on spec and marketed as the International Commerce Center. The building is under construction with a tentative finish date of November.
“他们这周要浇筑地基,拉尼尔说, noting that it took 12–18 months to get steel for the building.
Cooper’s statement says that Precision’s average annual salary for all new positions is $54,025, well above the Columbus County average wage of $35,138.
“The North Carolina Department of Commerce led the state’s efforts to support PSP’s decision to locate to North Carolina. The new jobs will employ highly skilled machinists, 运输和接收工人, 品管人员, 行政及行政人员,库珀在声明中说.
Lanier said Precision could be a landing point for graduates of Southeastern Community College, 特别是在机电一体化方面, electrical engineering and other such programs.
“These are not entry-level jobs; these are high-tech, high paying manufacturing jobs,拉尼尔说.
Lanier thanked the Columbus County Board of Commissioners and County Manager Eddie Madden for their support, explaining that he gave them updates during closed sessions in recent months.
“It’s very clear to me they are focused on doing whatever is necessary to attract good quality jobs like these,拉尼尔说.
至于激励措施, Lanier said most of them come from the Brunswick side of the agreement and he couldn’t speak on them, explaining that the state-level incentives were more important. Lanier said that soon an incentive package will go in front of the Columbus County Commissioners after it is approved first by the Brunswick County Commissioners.
Cooper’s statement said the expansion is facilitated in part by a Job Development Investment Grant approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier Tuesday.
“Over the course of the 10-year term of the grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by more than $301 million. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the 125 new jobs, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $1,779,在10年里分散了1000个,州长在声明中解释道.
Columbus County’s Tier 1 economic distress ranking means that the Job Development Investment Grant precludes Precision from making a contribution into the state’s Industrial Development Fund – Utility Account.