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Coastal Sunbelt breaks ground on North Laurel site

Coastal Sunbelt breaks ground on North Laurel site

Six months after the Howard County Council passed a bill intended to help food distributor Coastal Sunbelt Produce remain in the county as it expands its operations, the company broke ground on the new site that will make that expansion possible. 

Coastal Sunbelt leaders and state and county officials met Monday at the new, 33-acre lot on Whiskey Bottom Road in North Laurel to christen the project and to tout the public-private partnership they said made it possible. 

In addition to the zoning change that opened the Whiskey Bottom site to light industrial activity, Coastal Sunbelt's expansion could be aided by $150,000 in property tax incentives offered by the county...