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Tower International expanding operations in Meridian

May 29, 2014

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Special to the MBJ MERIDIAN, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tower International, Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its facility in Meridian. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $15 million and will create 83 jobs. Tower International is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal […]

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TanTec Leather to locate tannery operations in Vicksburg

May 12, 2014

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec announce the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs. German-owned TanTec is recognized by the world’s top footwear […]

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D’Iberville debuts affordable housing community for 55-and-older residents

December 11, 2013

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D’IBERVILLE – As many municipalities across the country struggle to provide affordable housing for the aging Baby Boomer population, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has found a solution with the recent opening of Riverside, an adult waterfront community located in D’Iberville. Riverside was made possible through a unique private/public/non-profit partnership. Officials with Gulf Coast Renaissance Corp., […]

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Mississippi Forge (PVF) locating operations in Ackerman

November 6, 2013

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Mississippi Forge (PVF), Inc. has announced it is making a $9 million corporate investment and creating 60 new jobs over three years by locating manufacturing operations in Ackerman, Miss. Mississippi Forge, manufacturer of steel forged flanges and fittings for use in piping systems, is locating in the facility formerly occupied by Ackerman Forge. The same […]

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Wayne Farms expanding in Laurel, adding 150 jobs

October 11, 2013

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LAUREL, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and […]

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MEC 64th annual meeting to feature Mississippi military salute

April 8, 2013

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The Mississippi Economic Council’s 64th Annual Meeting will be held Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex. This year’s event, “MEC’s Mississippi Military Salute,” will honor all Mississippians who have served in the military. The day will be capped off with the Annual Meeting luncheon at 11:45 a.m. The luncheon will include a special presentation from […]

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Top MBJ stories online for 2012

December 21, 2012

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Here are the top MBJ stories posted online for 2012.* 1. Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan resigning; has late-stage cancer 2. Jackson’s Charley Hutchison believed to be one of Apple’s youngest app developers 3. Trustmark feels pain of $10 million in bad debt after Tri-State Brick’s demise 4. Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan dies after bout with […]

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Barksdale comments on Christensen appointment

May 15, 2012

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Upon announcing the appointment of Brent Christensen to the directorship of the Mississippi Development Authority, Gov. Phil Bryant recalled joking about the salary with current interim chief Jim Barksdale. “I told (Barksdale) I would double what Leland Speed was making,” Bryant said. “Leland was making a dollar a year.” The governor has an eye for […]

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