The Center Tyson Foods plant recently was awarded a designation from the State of Texas for participation in the Texas Enterprise Zone.
This award will allow Tyson to receive reimbursement on any state sales tax paid on equipment purchased as part of a multi-million dollar capital equipment purchase and maintenance program.
According to Mayor David Chadwick, “Tyson contacted us some time ago about partnering with the City to sponsor their application to receive this assistance, We partnered with them before in this program and we want to help Tyson be successful in Center.” Tyson agreed to invest up to $5 million and retain 500 jobs of the 1500 currently employed at their plant.
Mayor Chadwick added the City of Center had to nominate Tyson for the program. Chadwick noted, “This is a simple action on our part yet reflects our priority of continually working with our local industries to assist in their expansion plans.”