Brown: Special session to debate incentives for solar panel plant
Published: August 31,2011
LOWNDES COUNTY — A Mississippi lawmaker says Friday’s special session includes incentives to bring a California-based company to Lowndes County.
Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus tells The Associated Press he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs.
The company uses silicon to make cells that are used in energy-producing solar panels.
The Commercial Dispatch first reported Monday that there had been local speculation about Calisolar coming to Columbus.
Brown tells AP that the new jobs could pay $40,000 to $50,000 a year. Ohio had been competing for the project.
Calisolar officials did not immediately return calls to AP today.
Gov. Haley Barbour this afternoon will announce specific projects to be considered during the session.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Source: Bryant has offered Glenn McCullough MDA job
- COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: Loans disguised as government bonds (BOANs)
- (WITH VIDEO) Funding secured for Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson
- PHIL HARDWICK: The third grade reading gate, book buddies and school principals
- Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast
- TRANSITION AT THE MDA — Is Mississippi better off than it was 3 years ago?
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years