Port focuses on potential clients

Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM.

The Port of Port St. Joe is attracting interest from potential clients.

With Bank of Montreal continuing to “shake the bushes” in the private sector, port staff entertained a possible client, with a potential for at least 100 “high-paying” jobs, in the past two weeks.

Port director Tommy Pitts told the Port Authority board last week that Economic Development Council/Chamber of Commerce director Barry Sellers has brought to the port a project with the potential for providing growth long sought by the Port of Port St. Joe.

The client has requested a confidentiality agreement as negotiations move ahead but Sellers and Pitts provided initial details.

“The only thing we are allowed to say is they are in the business of manufacturing technologically advanced items,” Pitts said.

Pitts said the company would be coming in with a minimum of 110 “well-paying” jobs with a growth potential to expand that number two and three times.

“It’s looking good,” Sellers said. “There is a potential for growth.”



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