- Associated Press - Friday, August 26, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto has confirmed plans to build a greenhouse in the Tucson area.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/2bveu6C ) that Pima County officials have been discussing a possible tax incentive package for what they call “Project Corn,” although they are bound by a confidentiality agreement and cannot reveal details.

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said earlier this week that he would meet Thursday with an accounting firm representing another company that plans to invest $82 million in greenhouse project to grow corn northwest of Tucson. Huckelberry says the company will create about 60 jobs.

That could be Monsanto’s plan to grow corn and soybeans in the region, which it says will create 40 to 60 jobs.

Monsanto declined to discuss incentive negotiations.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com

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