Over $1 million is expected to be invested in a project that will create 17 new jobs in Yazoo County.
Tim Mood, director of the Yazoo County Economic Development District, presented the Yazoo County Board of Supervisors with paperwork Monday for a $989,600 grant from the Economic Development Administration.
“We have met with the Central Mississippi and Planning District on two different occasions, and we’ve had multiple conversations with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration in Atlanta, and things have lined up for this grant,” Mood said.
Mood also presented an application for a $247,400 grant from the Mississippi Development Authority for the remaining cost of the rail spur project in the Yazoo County Industrial Park.
The project will fund the construction of a rail spur that will allow the growing J&J Bagging Company to load products to be shipped by rail. The addition of the rail spur will allow the company to increase production, and 17 new jobs will be created as a result of the investment.
“We’re keeping our fingers crossed at this point and hoping that we will have both grants that will cover the cost of this $1.2 million project,” Mood said.