Commissioners approve Optimus abatement

Orange County Commissioners approved a tax abatement agreement with Optimus Steel after a public hearing on Dec. 22. The steel mill near Rose City is planning a $40 million expansion that will create up to 65 permanent jobs at a new steel wire product line. Orange County Commissioners Court created a reinvestment zone for the location at 340 Old Highway 90 in November, a prerequisite for the…

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