100 jobs coming to Government Street

…don’t tell Pensacola City Council. Let’s hope the company doesn’t need any parking spaces or Bobby Switzer doesn’t own the building.

Press Release: Enterprise Florida, Escambia County, the City of Pensacola and the Greater Pensacola Chamber announce Majestic Candies Company’s plan to bring more than 100 new jobs in the next few years to the region with a projected capital investment of $6 million.

“Florida welcomes Majestic Candies Companyand the advantages it’s bringing to our Great Northwest,” said Gray Swoope, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., the state’s primary economic development organization. “The company will further expand our manufacturing capabilities, which is vital to economic growth and job creation in our state.”

Majestic Candies Company is a producer of confectionary products, primarily pralines and other pecan-based candy products, initially targeting distribution in the four Southern regional markets.

“We are thrilled to partner with Majestic Candies Company for this opportunity to provide new jobs to the region and make further contributions to Pensacola’s economic success,” said Donnie McMahon, Greater Pensacola Chamber board chairman.

“We are happy to welcome Majestic Candies Company to the growing list of businesses calling the Pensacola area home,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. “The company will bring much needed jobs to our community and we are excited about their arrival.”

“Majestic Candies Company is a fitting partner in Escambia County’s efforts to guide the region into a strong economic future,” said Escambia County Board of Commission Chairman Wilson Robertson. “We look forward to working with them as they grow and prosper in their new home in the heart of Escambia County.”

“We are very pleased with the support that we have received from the Pensacola community and we look forward to being a part of the continuing success which is being achieved by the citizens of Pensacola,” said Dom Perrotta, managing member of Majestic Candies Company.

Majestic Candies Company plans to locate at 2001 W. Government Street, the former H.T. Hackney building.