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Mississippi firms reap 42 percent of port contracts

By JACK WEATHERLY  About 42 percent of the dollar amount of  contracts awarded thus far in the restoration and expansion of the Port of Gulfport have gone to Mississippi-based firms. Fifteen Mississippi companies have won contracts valued at about $194 million of a total of approximately $468 million in awarded contracts, according to an analysis by the Mississippi Business Journal ...

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UPDATE: Gulfport jobs creation done under two pacts

By JACK WEATHERLY TopShip LLC promised to create 1,000 jobs at the Port of Gulfport, part of what was hailed earlier this month as the single biggest day in economic development in the state’s history. Gov. Phil Bryant has said that the 1,000 jobs would largely meet an agreement reached during Haley Barbour’s administration to create 1,300 jobs in exchange ...

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