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Tower International expanding operations in Meridian

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 components and assemblies for small ...

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Fisher stepping down as MDEQ executive director

Special to the MBBJ Trudy Fisher, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), announced today that she is leaving the agency this year. “I informed Gov. Bryant earlier today that I planned on stepping down from my position sometime late this summer,” Fisher said in a news release. “I feel good about where things are at MDEQ ...

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Bryant signing kills sales tax rebates for new retail developments

A stroke of Gov. Phil; Bryant’s pen April 23 brought to a close Mississippi’s short-lived experiment in granting sales tax rebates to new retail shopping as a way to boost visitor numbers and create jobs. The Mississippi Development Authority so far has awarded up to $155 million in potential subsidies for three shopping malls since legislators widened the sales tax ...

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State jobless rate falls to 7.5%, still trails national average by .9%

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2014 fell to 7.5 percent—the lowest the state has seen since November 2008, when the rate was also 7.5 percent. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security show . The BLS figures also show that in January 2014, there were 10,000 more jobs ...

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Caterpillar adding 30 jobs in Corith for C175 engine refurbishings

Caterpillar Inc.’s Corinth plant is expanding to produce C175 remanufactured engines. The project represents a corporate investment of $14.8 million and will create 30 jobs. The Corinth plant is Caterpillar’s lead facility for large engine remanufacturing worldwide. The C175 engines are used in Caterpillar’s mining trucks and electric power applications. The company Friday unveiled the first C175 engine assembled in ...

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Industrial Timber expansion will add 80 jobs in Shannon, Ripley

JACKSON, Mississippi — Industrial Timber, manufacturer of wood furniture frames, expects to add 80 jobs with expansions in Mississippi operations at plants in Lee County’s Shannon and Tippah County’s Ripley. The expansions represent a $1.5 million corporate investment, the company says. The 14-year-old Industrial Timber is adding a new manufacturing line at both facilities to meet the needs of Jackson ...

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Joint Legislative panel's $5.86 billion budget leaves 2,000 jobs unfilled

  JACKSON, Mississippi – Who is the big spender here? The tag goes to Gov. Phil Bryant based on his $6.1 billion 2014 spending plan. In fairness to Bryant, Mississippi’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee was well aware of an opportunity to undercut the governor and did just that when the Tate Reeves-led panel presented a $5.86 billion budget Tuesday morning. ...

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USM's ROTC program gets reprieve on shutdown

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has persuaded the Army to delay its plans to include the University of Southern Mississippi on a list of collegiate Reserve Officer Training Corps programs targeted for closing over the next two years. Southern Miss landed on the list of 13 programs targeted for closing after failing to meet ROTC enrollment and graduation levels. Bryant declared ...

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Bryant will chair Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

With Mississippi drawing ever closer to a possible shale oil bonanza in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play, Gov. Phil Bryant next year will chair the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, the nation’s oldest oil and gas commission. The commission, representing the governors of 30 member and eight associate states, promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of the nation’s oil ...

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