Jackson, Mississippi — February 7, 2019 — Liquid fertilizer manufacturer Vicksburg Plant Food is expanding and plans to invest $20 million in the project and create 20 jobs.
“Vicksburg has experienced significant economic growth in recent years, and Vicksburg Plant Food’s expansion continues that momentum. I commend the company for choosing to grow in the River City and bring new job opportunities to the people of Warren County,” Governor Phil Bryant said.
Vicksburg Plant Food’s growth accommodates an increase in consumer demand, as well as a new contract. The company is expanding at its existing location to house two new tanks to support its manufacturing and distribution operations.
“Our company is excited to grow in Mississippi and Vicksburg. We find in Vicksburg a set of unique location advantages that are of great importance as we continue to grow our market share and expand our business,” said Vicksburg Plant Food CEO Patrick Smith. “We worked closely with the Mississippi Development Authority, the Warren County Economic Development Partnership and the city of Vicksburg, who were proactive and agile in helping us navigate state and local programs.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for site development.
“Agribusiness and manufacturing are two of Mississippi’s strongest economic drivers. Vicksburg Plant Foods expansion further strengthens both sectors while demonstrating Mississippi is a place where companies can achieve their goals as they capitalize on growth opportunities,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “The partnership of the Warren County Port Commission, the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Foundation, city of Vicksburg and Warren County were instrumental in bringing this economic development win to the city of Vicksburg.”
Vicksburg Plant Food has been in operation in Vicksburg since 1989. The company distributes its products across Mississippi, Louisiana and most states along the inland waterway systems of the United States.