Up to 400 jobs could be created in Perry County

Friday, March 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Up to 400 jobs could be created in Perry County as a result of an EDA grant. U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson announced Wednesday a $1.76 million Economic Development Administration grant to the Industrial Development Board of Perry County, to help rebuild critical industrial infrastructure and mitigate the impact of severe flooding in 2010. In addition to the jobs, the investment is expected to generate approximately $23 million in private investment over the next five years.

"This $1.7 million EDA investment in Perry County is an example of the Administration's commitment to helping rebuild rural areas impacted by natural disaster," said Secretary Bryson. "The grant announced today will not only help rebuild critical infrastructure following flood devastation, but will also generate investment necessary to help save and create jobs in the community."

The investment is part of a project undertaken by the Industrial Development Board of Perry County to upgrade a vacant industrial building in Linden, to accommodate NYX, Inc. The company has committed to establishing a $23 million manufacturing facility that will produce injection-molded plastics for a wide variety of automotive manufacturers. The new facility will enhance the region's existing automotive cluster.