A Sugar Land-based nutrition company is about to begin an $18 million expansion that could bring another 200 jobs to Fort Bend County, according to city officials.
The city council this week reached a tax incentive agreement with Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp., under which the company would receive a 35 percent rebate on property taxes for 10 years for constructing a new, 128,000-square foot facility, according to documents about the agreement.
“We look forward to supporting Bluebonnet Nutrition’s growth in Sugar Land and are excited for the innovative lifestyle products and advancement in technology this development will bring,” said Elizabeth Huff, the city’s director of economic development.
Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp. is a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements that was first founded in 1991, according to the city. The company, among other items, produces multivitamins, children’s nutrition, food supplements and fish oils.
As part of the tax abatement agreement, the company will invest about $18 million in the new facility, which will be the company’s third in Sugar Land, according to the city. The facility would more than triple the company’s existing workforce of about 100 employees, adding another 200 jobs to Sugar Land.
The city estimates the new facility would generate about $31,496 per year in tax revenue.
The company hopes to have the new facility complete by December 2022. The new structure will help Bluebonnet expand its manufacturing and analytical testing operations, according to the city.
“This is an exciting new project with a significant capital investment,” said Gary Barrows, the company’s president.