Manufacturer to Expand and Bring New Jobs, Thanks to BOCC Incentive Approval
HERNANDO – Great news for job seekers and economic development in Hernando County, after the Board of County Commissioners announced the approval of an incentive package to draw a major expansion to a local manufacturer.
According to County Officials, Barrette Outdoor Living, a North American manufacturer and leader in wood, vinyl and aluminum fencing products, will expand their facility located in the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Industrial Park.
The package will include a $239,620 incentive to build a $6.5 million, 100,000 square-foot distributing plant adjacent to their current 210,000 square-foot plat located at 2401 Corporate Blvd in Brooksville.
Barrette intends to hire an additional 43 employees to its already 247, at an average annual wage of $37,506.
Part of the incentive the County would partner with Barrette to construct the new 4.6 acre facility to improve drainage along Corporate Boulevard.
“Existing business expansions are just as important for economic development as new companies
moving in,” County Administrator Leonard Sossamon said. “Barrette’s expansion
will increase the ad valorem tax base by $60,000 and bring new jobs to
The project is expected to be complete by December of 2019.
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