Hamilton County Commissioners voiced approval today for a payment in lieu of tax agreement with Woodbridge Chattanooga Formed Plastics, an automotive supplier. The company plans to make a two-stage expansion that is expected to bring 200 jobs to the area.
The company plans to add $8.5 million worth of machinery during phase one of the expansion and another $8 million in a second phase.
The commission will vote next week whether allow the Chattanooga Industrial Development Board to negotiate the agreement.
Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...