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Supervisors want to borrow money for future development

STARKVILLE — Oktibbeha County supervisors have passed a resolution to let the public know it will borrow $5 million when needed to support an economic development opportunity. Supervisors took the action this week at the urging of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, a local economic development group. The county would borrow the money by issuing bonds. Local residents will have ...

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Tire executives say plant needed to meet global demand

WEST POINT — Executives with Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. say they will build a new tire plant in Mississippi because they see a global supply shortage for tires. State and company officials gathered Monday at the Ritz Theater & Conference Center in West Point to celebrate the company’s plans to build a factory. Later, Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials ...

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Health officials trying to save jobs

JACKSON — Top officials at the Mississippi State Department of Health say they’re trying to prevent layoffs for 41 employees and 41 contract workers who were part of a program to help women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer, said Friday that the social workers were told April 15 their jobs could be eliminated July 1. ...

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County watching special session, needs jobs

CLAY COUNTY — Lawmakers are meeting in special session today to consider incentives to bring a Japanese tire manufacturer to Clay County. Yokohama Tire Corp. would make industrial tires for trucks and tractors. In a House committee meeting today, lawmakers were told the state would borrow $70 million to buy land, build infrastructure and train workers. The first phase would ...

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Lawmakers say special session concerns tire manufacturer

CLAY COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol tomorrow for what many hope will be a quick a special session to lure an auto parts maker to the state. Bryant has released few details about the project, beyond saying it’s for Mississippi’s “automobile corridor.” Several lawmakers say an international company wants to build a tire ...

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Governor to call special session, related to automobile corridor

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said yesterday that he will call lawmakers into special session to deal with an economic development project in what he calls the state’s auto corridor. The Commercial Appeal reports Bryant talked about the special session when he was in Oxford for a groundbreaking on an unrelated project. Bryant said he’s trying to determine the starting ...

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State's unemployment rate fell slightly in March

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped in March, as more people found jobs and fewer people sought them. The decrease came after two months of increases. The report by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics lined up with a separate survey showing employer payrolls continue to creep up in Mississippi. The jobless rate fell to 9.4 percent from 9.6 ...

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County offering incentives for new manufacturing plant

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County will apply for $6.6 million in grants and loans to support the location a facility for a building material manufacturer. Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins said CalStar Products would create at least 58 jobs and possibly up to 100 within the next three years. CalStar opened a plant in Caledonia, Wis., in 2010. ...

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Most Southern cities see drop in unemployment rates

SOUTHERN U.S. — Unemployment rates fell in more than 80 percent of large U.S. cities in February from January, suggesting that strong hiring that month benefited the vast majority of the country. The Labor Department says rates fell in 311 of the nation’s 372 largest metro areas. They rose in 45 and were unchanged in 16. Nationwide, employers added 268,000 ...

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Company to expand pipe plant; investment could reach $50M

HERNANDO — A German pipe maker is expanding in North Mississippi, announcing it will spend $30 million to $50 million on a pipe finishing facility in Hernando and create 70 new jobs. Schulz Xtruded Products is the Mississippi division of Wilh. Schulz GMBH, based in Krefeld, Germany. SXP has a plant in Tunica County that manufactures stainless-steel pipes for the ...

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