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County expected to see wider job-creation efforts

MADISON COUNTY — After years of being centered largely in the cities of Ridgeland and Madison, significant economic development in Madison County could be spreading out to other areas. About 1,000 jobs were created in Canton last year when three vehicle brands were added to the Nissan plant, and another 300 jobs are expected when a Wal-Mart Supercenter opens this ...

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Officials sign options securing area's first megasite

HATTIESBURG — Officials have signed options securing a 2,222-acre industrial site in Forrest and Lamar counties. Area Development Partnership president Chad Newell told the Hattiesburg American it’s the first megasite in southern Mississippi. The idea is to have a large parcel with good transportation links to market to manufacturers. The land is in unincorporated areas of Forrest and Lamar counties, ...

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Kewanee still available for Hyundai?

If Mississippi is to attract another automaker, it will have to assemble a new megasite. Mississippi Development Authority interim executive director Leland Speed said in a commercial real estate roundtable Sept. 21 that the state currently does not have a megasite assembled that would meet the size and infrastructure requirements of an automotive manufacturer. Speed’s assertion came in response to ...

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Read the October 3rd issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Clay Chandler examines whether there is a megasite available for a new Hyundai plant. The MDA’s Leland Speed says there are no sites available. However, the East Mississippi Business Development Corp. executive director Wade Jones says the 1,400-acre Kewanee site is still available for Hyundai or anyone else that wants it. So, what is Leland Speed ...

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