IDA Results As Of June, 2015

New projects in the City of Gadsden 29 IDA projects  are operating today in the City of Gadsden.  They: • Created 2,440 jobs (this is 50% of the manufacturing employment in Etowah County.) • Have a $65,000,000 payroll. • Generate …

Gadsden City Council Briefed On Industry Recruitment

Industrial projects the Gadsden City Council was briefed on this week included good and bad news — six projects will be locating here while two chose other locations. Gadsden/Etowah Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Mike McCain told the council Tuesday …

Koch Foods Announces It’s Adding 70 Jobs

Koch Foods in Gadsden is expanding again. The firm, which in October announced plans to add 80 jobs, will be adding 70 more, the Gadsden City Council announced Tuesday. The council on Tuesday approved non-education tax abatements for Koch, which …

How Companies Select Sites For Industrial Projects

The Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority has been asked how manufacturing companies undertake the process of selecting a location for a new project. In reality, this is more of a site elimination process. We thought this short explanation might be of interest …

Industrial Development Progress In The Gadsden Area

The Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority worked with 9 companies in 2014 to establish new plants here, to expand existing ones, and to complete previously announced projects. Together, these projects have created, or are projected by company officials to create: …

Council Approves Tax Abatements For Jobs

The Gadsden City Council during its organizational session Monday took time to approve tax abatements for an industry expansion that will mean 18 new jobs. The council approved non-education tax abatements for S.I.P. Inc. of Delaware. The company, which makes …

Koch Expansion To Add 80 Jobs

The Gadsden City Council on Tuesday approved non-education tax abatements for a $6 million expansion of Koch Foods that will add 80 jobs early next year. Koch Complex Controller Terry Stephens told the council the company hopes to complete the …