Edinburgh company planning expansion

An Edinburgh company is planning a $2. 9 million dollar expansion.

Georg Utz Inc. will be asking the Bartholomew County Council tonight for a tax abatement on their planned expansion. Jason Hester with the Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation laid out the proposal to buy new equipment during a council work session last week.

Hester said the company will be filling seven jobs before the end of the year to meet the terms of a previous abatement and plans to add seven more for the current abatement. The company has 63 workers already, he said.

Hester explains the way a tax abatement works:

The County Council meets at 6 p.m. tonight in the Council Chambers at the Governmental Office Building on Third Street in Columbus.