Clark Beverage Group has announced that it will be building a new 400,000-square-foot facility near Amazon at the Madison County Mega Site.
The $100 million expansion into Madison County will add approximately 30 new jobs for one of the leading distributors of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages like Coca-Cola
New sales and distribution facilities, as well as the acquisition of more equipment to better serve the consumers of Mississippi and neighboring states, will be added. The company’s investment will support more local suppliers, and the new employees will be paid above the county’s and state’s average wages.
“We’ve created an environment that makes it easy to start and grow a business in Mississippi, and because of that companies are expanding across our state,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “Clark Beverage Group’s expansion in Madison County will create 30 good-paying, high-quality jobs for Mississippians and further strengthen Mississippi’s already strong economy. This is another win for Madison County and Mississippi.”
Ken Skutnik, chief operating officer for Clark Beverage Group, said the company will be relocating from its current location in Jackson once the new facility is completed in the first quarter of 2025.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance in support of the project through the Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive, or MFLEX. Madison County also is assisting with the project.
“MDA is proud to support Clark Beverage Group’s new location at the Madison County Mega Site, which is certainly an economic boost for the area and entire region,” MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp said. “But most important is the fact that 30 new opportunities are being created that will positively impact Clark Beverage’s new employees and their families now and well into the future.”
Clark Beverage Group, a fourth-generation family-owned bottler, is headquartered in Kentucky and started distributing Coca-Cola in 1903.
The company operates five locations in Mississippi that currently serve over 5,800 customers in the Magnolia State alone.