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County OKs $490k in incentives to land 41 jobs at greenhouse operation

The Henderson County  Board of Commissioners on Monday night authorized a $490,162 tax break as an incentive to attract an agriculture company looking to invest $32 million to build a plant employing 41 fulltime workers at above-average manufacturing wages.

Under the proposed economic development incentive package, the company would receive a refund of property taxes of $12,930 in year 1, $70,037 in years 2 through 7 and $57,107 in year 8 provided it met its pledge in the capital investment and pay and benefits for employees. Although the prospect, code-named Eagle, provided no information about its business, County Commission Chair Rebecca McCall mentioned that it was a greenhouse operation.

Commissioners also got their first look on Tuesday night of the proposed future land uses under the draft 2045 comprehensive plan. The board has been working for more than a year on the draft comp plan. Commissioners directed the planning staff during its last meeting to break down the proposed future land-use map into smaller geographic areas so they could review them one by one.