Jackson County is in the running for a “small- to medium size” industrial project, the county’s economic development director said Friday, Sept. 13.

The Jackson County Industrial Development Authority met in a called meeting Friday to consider an incentive package for the company.

John Scott, vice president of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and economic development director for the county, characterized the project as “fast moving” and said the company may make a decision on a site within a week or two.

He said the company is considering two sites in Jackson County and one site near the county.

Scott said he was “pulling together a small incentive package” Sept. 13.

He said the company would make a capital investment of about $50 million and would create about 50 jobs.

He said the county has known about the project for about six months.

Once the company makes a decision on a site, Scott said, “due diligence” must be finished by the county and the company before a final decision is made.


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