Posted: Oct 15, 2012 5:59 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Oct 15, 2012 6:49 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The City Council will vote tomorrow on a tax incentives plan that could bring hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars into the local economy. A new company is asking the city to say yes to that incentives plan so they can set up shop here.
The international leading producer of a product commonly used to make soft drink bottles has taken an interest in Corpus Christi. The Italian based company, M&G Resins, has bought land on the north side of the Viola Channel and wants to build two manufacturing plants there.
"I think it's just a feather in our cap of Corpus Christi being looked at as a great opportunity for industrial development with our deep water port," said Mayor Joe Adame.
But it all depends on the City Council saying yes to an incentives package on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.
With the creation of these plants come the creation of new jobs. There will be a presentation on the exact kind of jobs and incomes that will be offered by the company tomorrow as well.
Officials with M&G say the construction phase alone will bring about 3,000 jobs to the city of Corpus Christi.
Officials say they hope to begin construction by next year. Once both plants are up and running Mayor Adame says," There'll be shift work and there'll be permanent jobs that we will be very proud of in the community."
M&G officials say the two plants will generate about 250 jobs. Then an additional 700 indirect jobs are expected to open up as well. Which mean a total of about 950 permanent new jobs in the Coastal Bend.
If someone doesn't have the required training for the jobs, M&G is already working on fixing that.
"There's going to be opportunities for people to be trained and retrained so that they can fill these kind of jobs that will be coming down the line," said Mayor Adame. He says M&G is planning on working with Del Mar to customize classes so people who wish to apply can get the proper training.
Officials say if all goes as planned both plants will be up and running by 2015.
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