Green company could create 50 new jobs on Westside
City of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman asked Columbus City Council on Oct. 3 to approve legislation that would provide incentives to SCR-Tech to expand its operations from North Carolina to Columbus.
The company would invest $9 million and create 50 new full-time jobs at its site on Fisher Road. SCR-Tech is a green company that has a technology to reduce nitrogen oxides associated with the combustion of coal.
The administration is proposing to grant a job growth incentive of 25 percent for five years.
“In these difficult economic times we are fighting not only to grow our existing businesses, but also to attract new companies to Columbus,” Coleman said. “I thank everyone at SCR-Tech for expanding in Columbus and I look forward to working with them on their continued success.”
The Columbus location will be the third facility opened by SCR-Tech.
SCR-Tech plans to begin work on the project in October with completion set for May 2012.