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Continental Tire selects three Hinds students for internship program

Continental Tire has chosen three Hinds Community College students for its 2018 Maintenance Technician Internship Program, a summer training program at Continental Tire‘s plant in Mt. Vernon, Ill., and receive scholarships. Students are, from left, Dontrae‘on J. Gales of Fayette, Ty Treubel of Vicksburg, and Zachary Spell of Madison. The interns will be placed with Continental Tire maintenance and engineering ...

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Mississippi wins Gold Shovel Award

Mississippi has received a 2017 Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine. The Gold Shovel signifies substantial economic development achievement in the state. Area Development is a leading economic development publication covering site selection and facility planning. The Shovel Awards are presented to state economic development agencies that demonstrate significant economic development success. Criteria include the number of high-value added ...

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STUDENTS HIT THE ROAD — Four Hinds students will intern at Continental Tire’s Illinois plant this summer

By NASH NUNNERY On a bustling 900-acre site off of I-20 just west of Clinton, site work at the new Continental Tire plant is well under way. Actual construction on the plant will begin in January. But long before the tire producer opens its doors for production at the end of 2019, four Hinds Community College students are getting a ...

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Continental Tires hires Quita Bride as communication specialist

Quita Bride has been selected as the Communications Specialist for Continental Tire’s new Greenfield Tire Plant in Mississippi. Bride will be responsible for public relations, employee communications and outreach. Bride, a Vicksburg native, graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in marketing. Collectively, Bride has 13 years of communications experience in public ...

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GLENN McCULLOUGH: Automotive industry is driving job creation in Mississippi

A little more than a decade ago, Mississippi had never produced a commercial vehicle. Today, about 4 million vehicles assembled in the state are on the road around the world, and production is showing no signs of slowing down. For Mississippians, more significant than production milestones are the contributions Toyota and Nissan have made to the state and local economy. ...

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UPDATE: Mississippi ranked by Forbes 48th; MDA skeptical

MBJ Staff/Wire According to Forbes magazine, Mississippi is ranked 48th in the country in it’s 11th annual Best States for Business list, which measures which states have the best business climates and are poised to succeed going forward. Leading the way for the third straight year is Utah, which also ranked on top between 2010 and 2012. Only Virginia in 2013 interrupted Utah’s reign ...

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Tire plant breaks ground amid concerns over local contracts

Mississippi and Continental AG leaders are celebrating the start of construction of the German company’s $1.45 billion tire plant west of Jackson. But U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson added his voice at the ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday to those concerned about steering as much of the construction work as possible to local and minority-owned businesses. The plant is supposed to grow to ...

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He’s No. 1: Engineer is first Mississippi plant employee

On a 900-acre site that will eventually host a tire factory employing up to 2,500 people, civil engineer Zach Morrow is the lone ranger for now. Hired Aug. 8, the 28-year-old is Continental AG’s first employee at the plant it’s building west of Clinton. “I couldn’t be any more proud to be not just a part of it, but to ...

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S&P maintains state’s strong credit rating but waves caution flag

By TED CARTER The fiscal distress of Mississippi state government has not kept it from maintaining “AA” S&P ratings on its $4.3 billion in general obligation bonds and $1.1 billion in bonds backed by state appropriations. The ratings news came with a warning that the debt rating agency is concerned about the level of state spending amid sustained drops in revenue ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Needed tire and road jobs for Mississippi don’t come cheap

  How much is a job worth to Mississippi? Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Legislature are willing to pay a lot to get new ones. The recently announced Continental Tire project for Hinds County will get an unprecedented package of incentives that could amount to $240,000 per job, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. The direct outlay ...

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