Special session to weigh incentives for two projects
by MBJ Staff
Published: September 1,2011
JACKSON — During tomorrow’s special session, Mississippi lawmakers will consider incentive packages for two high-tech economic development projects that would create almost 1,800 new jobs in Mississippi, according to the Governor’s Office.
Gov. Haley Barbour will ask legislators to consider a $75-million package to bring Calisolar to Columbus with a private capital investment of at least $600 million and 951 direct full-time jobs with an average annual salary of $45,000 plus benefits. Calisolar’s Columbus facility will produce silicon to be used in a number of industries, including automotive, energy (including solar panels), electronics and consumer industries.
Lawmakers also will consider a $100-million package for HCL CleanTech, which is planning to invest $1 billion to establish the company’s headquarters in Olive Branch, build a small-scale commercial facility and research and development center in Grenada and construct three large-scale commercial plants that the company intends to locate in the Booneville, Hattiesburg and Natchez areas. The company will create 800 jobs with an average salary of $67,000 plus benefits. Later, HCL CleanTech will relocate its existing pilot facility to Mississippi. HCL CleanTech converts biomass to sugars that can be utilized as industrial bioproducts.
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