Century Aluminum of Jackson County May Be Seeing $20 Million In Tax Breaks
Century Aluminum may see tax breaks up to $20 million to help restart their operations in Jackson County. The Governor’s office, lawmakers, and company officials have been discussing possible tax breaks like offsetting their electric costs. The Ravenswood plant laid off about 650 workers when the California-based company shut down operations at the facility in 2009. Century then decided to end health benefits for retirees of the company, which has proven to be problematic when looking for help from the public.
Just last month, however, Century announced that it had reached an agreement over the dropped health benefits and retirees will be meeting Thursday to hear the proposal and vote on it.
If the proposal is approved by attendees of the meeting, Governor Tomblin is expected to call a special legislative session to vote on the tax break bill.
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