The Phoenix Group broke ground on a 468,000 square foot, modern manufacturing and assembly facility for The Phoenix Group on Thursday to be located in the Woodside Northwest Industrial Park. The facility is a major $15 million investment made possible by grants and incentives secured by Mayor Kristen Brown and the City of Columbus.
The Phoenix Group, a supply-chain management company, expects to bring more than 50 jobs to Columbus at the facility in the next year and more than 100 jobs over the next three years. The City of Columbus secured a $124,300 grant from the Lawrenceburg Economic Development Grant Program earmarked for economic development to fund improvements to County Road 300W required by the project.
The City also worked with Browning Investments, Inc., the developer of the project, to obtain a 10-year tax abatement on the property as an incentive for the companies to invest in Columbus. Browning is building the facility for The Phoenix Group.
Michael Browning, President of Browning Investments, Inc., thanked the City of Columbus at Thursday’s groundbreaking for their support in securing incentives and removing development obstacles to make the project a reality.
Mayor Kristen Brown, who attended the groundbreaking ceremony, formally welcomed Browning Investments and The Phoenix Group to Columbus and thanked them for their investment in Columbus.
“We are very grateful to Browning Investments and The Phoenix Group for making this significant investment and bringing so many well-paying jobs to Columbus,” Mayor Brown said. “There is also a secondary benefit of this project — many of the customers the Phoenix Group will support are highly valued and growing businesses in our city also.”