Incoa Performance Minerals will invest $110 million over the next five years in a new Mobile-area industrial plant expected to create 74 jobs.

According to information released Tuesday by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the plant will process calcium carbonate. The substance has a wide range of uses in industry, including as a filler in paints and plastics, and in food and medicine, where it is a dietary supplement providing calcium and an antacid.

The company’s decision to move to Mobile follows a flirtation with Pensacola that never bore fruit, in part because of concerns about whether the project was a good fit for that city’s port. “With the backing of Partners for Growth investors, the Mobile Area Chamber’s economic development team reached out

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