DEKALB, Miss. — A cosmetics maker is expanding its Mississippi factory, planning to increase its current total of 130 workers by 30 over the next year.
Emilia Resources says it is investing $150,000 to expand capacity, buy new equipment, and renovate its building in DeKalb.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing $100,000 and Kemper County is providing $65,000. The county owns the building.
Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says Emilia declines to say how much workers make.
The Israeli company bought the operation from a failed pharmaceutical maker in 2014. Emilia makes private-label cosmetics and drugs for retailers. It has since expanded several times.