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CEIDC assists local business
Houston County Courier - October 2009
By Suzanne Steed
Crockett Truck & Equipment held its Open House Oct. 1 with a great turnout and positive support from the community.
Crockett Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (CEIDC) helped host this event.
Tim Culp, executive director of CEIDC opened the ceremonies by introducing Kevin Frisby and Bobby Christopher, the co-owners of the business who had approached Culp several months back requesting information and possible assistance.
Culp went on to say that CEIDC uses 4A Sales Tax to assist business expansion and development.
However certain criteria must be met before a business is eligible.
The tax is primarily intended for manufacturing and industrial development, and cities may use the money raised by this sales tax to acquire or pay for land, buildings, equipment, facilities, expenditures, targeted infrastructure and improvements for several different purposes.
Manufacturing and industrial facilities, recycling facilities, distribution centers, small warehouse facilities; To promote and develop new and expanded business enterprises that create or retain primary jobs’ is to name a few.
Culp went on to say that Crockett Truck & Equipment will make a capital investment of over $700,000 and hire at least five new employees.
Currently the business has hired 10 employees.
Culp further stated that an incentive contract with Crockett Truck & Equipment further defines the obligations by each party involved.
Crockett Mayor, Wayne Mask, welcomed the new business and wished them success. Houston County Commissioner, Willie Kitchen, congratulated Fribsy and Christopher on their successful efforts and hard work.
KIVY Radio Station broadcast the day’s events while refreshments were enjoyed by the crowd.
Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeana Culp, held a ribbon cutting for the new chamber members.
Syneva Williams presented the business with a framed chamber membership certificate, designed by Jessica Zwar, commemorating the day and signifying membership.
Ms. Williams welcomed the new business to the chamber of commerce explaining benefits and the concerted efforts of this organization to promote local businesses.
The chamber ambassadors and other chamber members were on hand to hold the ribbon cutting symbolizing that the doors were now open for business and worthy of chamber membership and promotion.