Brownfield/Terry County - The Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation (BIDCorp.) approved a five year incentive package worth $160,000 to Texas Custom Wine Works that will create 35 jobs, a million dollars in salaries, and $1.7 million in taxable property in a 16,500 square foot building.
Texas Custom Wine Works broke ground Feb. 1, 2013 on the facility in Brownfield. Terry County is already considered a cornerstone of the Texas wine industry as the state’s leading grape producer, so it was the obvious location choice for a custom crush facility, said David Partlow, Director of Industrial Development for Brownfield.
Texas Custom Wine Works customizes grape crushing, does wine processing and winery incubation, bulk stores wine and stores cases of wine. It will serve a market for people who right now ship their grapes to Lubbock or, mostly, to Fredericksburg.
The incentive package terms were that TCWW would purchase 10 acres of land from the corporation, then BIDCorp. would give TCWW an additional 10 acres of land, pay $12,000 a year toward the cost of the processing facility for five years, and reimburse them up to $15,000 for the cost of lateral lines from city main lines to their building. BIDCorp. will also reimburse 50 percent of TCWW’s property tax each of the first five years, capped at $10,000 per year.
For more information, click on the following links:
BIDCorp. webpage: http://brownfieldbidc.com/wine-company-breaks-ground-2/
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: http://lubbockonline.com/business/2013-01-26/growing-texas-wine-industry-spills-over-local-economy