Posts Tagged ‘incentives’

Grenada Stamping plans another plant expansion

by MBJ Staff Published: September 22,2011

Tags: economic development, energy, expansions, incentives, jobs, manufacturing, solar energy, solar panels

GRENADA — Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplier of parts to the appliance, automotive, HVAC/R and off-highway markets, is expanding its operations in Grenada to accommodate the rapid growth of its solar panel-related stamping business. The project represents a company investment of $500,000 and will create 50 new jobs, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). […] [...]

MDES needs workers for STEPS2 program

by Associated Press Published: September 20,2011

Tags: employment, incentives, initiative, jobs, work, workers

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is seeking workers to take advantage of Mississippi Subsidized Transitional Employment Program and Services (STEPS2). STEPS2 subsidizes wages of new employees, helping businesses add workers. The four-month program pays 100 percent of new employees’ wages for the first 160 regular hours worked. That subsidy gradually decreases to […] [...]

Costs, impacts of incentive deals

“Gov. Haley Barbour has asked the Legislature to approve $175 million in incentives for California-based Calisolar and start-up HCL CleanTech to open facilities in Mississippi — projects expected to create direct jobs for 1,800 people.” Clarion-Ledger, Sept. 1, 2011 When this writer read that sentence he immediately got out a calculator and did the math. […] [...]

Supervisors give Huntington Ingalls 10-year tax break

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2011

Tags: county government, incentives, manufacturing, shipbuilding, ships, taxes

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have granted 10-year exemptions to Huntington Ingalls on a portion of its ad valorem taxes. Yesterday, the board unanimously granted two separate exemptions on some newer equipment and property at the shipyard, but the shipyard would still have to pay about 18 mills of the county’s 51.3 mills tax rate. […] [...]

Special session to weigh incentives for two projects

by MBJ Staff Published: September 1,2011

Tags: clean energy, energy, incentives, manufacturing, solar energy, state government, sustainable energy

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 […] [...]

Brown: Special session to debate incentives for solar panel plant

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 […] [...]

Sealed Air Corporation ramping up production

GRENADA — Officials from Sealed Air Corporation, manufacturer of protective packaging and performance-based materials, have announced the expansion of its operations at its facility in the Industrial Air Park facility in Grenada. The expansion, which will enable the company to manufacture larger sizes of packing products that can be customized to meet the needs of […] [...]

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