Study: Coast county created 4,000 jobs in half-decade
Published: May 31,2013
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JACKSON COUNTY — A University of Southern Mississippi economic study shows that nearly 4,000 new jobs have been created in the Jackson County area in the last five years because of local companies’ investments.
The figures were released by the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation. The Mississippi Press reports the study estimates the jobs carry about $231 million in yearly salaries.
The results of the university’s economic impact assessment were presented to elected officials and business leaders at a luncheon in Pascagoula.
Chad Miller, assistant professor and graduate coordinator at USM’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development, said the study assessed $2.8 billion in capital investment at companies including Gulf LNG, Northrop Grumman Aerospace, Chevron Corp., Rolls Royce and others.
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