Contract awarded on Emilia project
Kemper County leases a building to Emilia Resources, LLC. Emilia is one of the largest privately owned businesses in the county providing cosmetics, over-the-counter medicines and other devices for multiple distributors across the country.
As a result of this commitment to increase employment and investment by Emilia, The Mississippi Development Authority, the Appalachian Regional Commission and Kemper County committed a total of $1.74 million for improvements at the facility. After discussion, the Board unanimously voted to award the contract to the low bidder, Cooper Construction Services, LLC after execution of Change Orders to bring the project to within available funds.
The proposed construction will improve the County owned facility and better meet the needs of Emilia. However, to better meet Emilia requirements and due to delays in delivery of critical electrical components, it is anticipated the construction will not begin until the third quarter of 2022.