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MEI tour aims at landing chemical manufacturers

JACKSON — The Mississippi Energy Institute, partnering with the Mississippi Development Authority and seven local economic development organizations, recently led a tour from the Gulf Coast to the Delta evaluating potential sites for chemical manufacturing facilities.

The MEI-led tour signaled the start of a marketing effort the organization hopes will lead to chemical manufacturing companies locating operations in the state. Also on the tour were representatives of IHS Chemical, a global information company with experts in the energy sector and a resource for companies looking to site facilities.

The tour ran June 9-12.

“The natural gas advantage in the U.S. is resulting in billions in new investment in chemical manufacturing, and we feel having the industry experts at IHS Chemical help us better market these sites across Mississippi will be fruitful,” said Patrick Sullivan, president of the MEI. “Getting around to each of the communities and having on-site, face-to-face visits was a good way for IHS to gain an understanding of what Mississippi has to offer. This was the first step in the process.  The goal is to push our marketing information out by late summer and hopefully attract interest.”

The tour included stops in Jackson and Hancock counties on the coast, Adams and Warren counties in southwest and central Mississippi and Washington, Bolivar and DeSoto counties in the Delta.

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