City approves tax abatement for GP

Published 9:09 am Monday, November 9, 2009

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

Georgia Pacific mill will continue to manufacture paper products in Brewton and Jason Daniel, manager of public affairs said a $15 million commitment is proof that’s what the company wants.
Daniel said the improvements to the number two paper machine won’t be complete before 2010.
Daniel said the entire project has taken some planning and work.
The Brewton City Council recently approved a non-educational tax abatement in connection with the capital improvements at the Brewton mill.
Brewton Development Authority spokesman Broox Garrett made a recommendation to the council to approve the abatement recently.
Brewton Mayor Ted Jennings said the council was happy to approve the abatement.
Daniel said the abatement won’t make a difference in the amount of school taxes paid by the mill.
Escambia County Development Board Director Marshall Rogers said she was excited about supporting GP in their request and expansion.
Daniel said the company continues to be committed to being an asset to the community.