Miracle-Gro plant to be located in Pearl

Published 2:12 pm Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has announced plans to locate production operations in Pearl, eventually creating 95 jobs.

A news release from the Mississippi Development Authority says the project represents a $17 million investment for the company, which is an industry leader in lawn and garden products. Officials say the facility will be located in the former Clorox plant.

Dave Swihart, a Scotts senior vice president, says the location will help maximize transportation efficiencies and allow rapid response to consumer needs.

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The release says MDA worked with company and local officials to facilitate the project, and provided assistance through the Jobs Tax Credit program along with other tax incentives.