Jackson, Miss. – Emilia Resources is expanding in DeKalb, Miss., investing $150,000 and creating 30 jobs.
“Emilia Resources’ growth in East Mississippi shows how a Mississippi workforce gives the state’s corporate partners a significant business advantage,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.
Emilia Resources manufactures over-the-counter cosmetic and personal-care products. The expansion increases the company’s manufacturing capacity and involves significant building rehabilitation and investments in new equipment.
“Emilia Resources’ goal is to continue to grow and invest in our DeKalb operations and create new jobs for the area’s citizens. We proudly support our local community and are grateful for the support we have received in return,” said Emilia Resources COO Ricky Wooten. “We have a great relationship with the state of Mississippi and Kemper County and appreciate both groups working with us to make this expansion possible. Emilia Resources looks a bright future in Kemper County.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is assisting with building improvements. Kemper County is providing assistance, as well.
“Mississippi’s leaders are working effectively to create an advantageous business environment in our state, which supports economic growth. This investment is producing dividends evidenced by Emilia Resources’ and other companies’ growth throughout the state,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr.
Emilia Resources will fill the 30 new jobs by September 2018. The DeKalb location currently employs 130 workers.
About Emilia Resources
Emilia Resources is an innovative, FDA registered OTC, beauty and personal care manufacturer. The company is experienced in reverse engineering for leading North American retailers of National Brand Equivalent/Private Brand development and unique formulations and contract manufacturing for national and niche brands. Emilia Resources is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emilia Cosmetics, a global, full-service manufacturer and distributor of branded and private brand health and beauty products. For more information, visit www.emiliar.com.
About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.