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Is onshoring the new trend? Local manufacturers finding a more level playing field

Mississippi’s manufacturing industry got some good news lately when it was announced Mississippi State University and partners had received a nearly $2-million federal grant aimed at, among other things, reshoring jobs lost to foreign countries and increasing the number of advanced manufacturing positions. But optimism was already growing that Mississippi can not only recoup offshored jobs, but also reverse the ...

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Officials see possible return of furniture-making jobs

STARKVILLE — Mississippi spent 50 years poaching factories from the North with cheap land, labor and government incentives before hitting headwinds from China, where labor was even cheaper. But industry leaders said yesterday at Mississippi State University that the Magnolia State and the rest of the U.S. have a chance to reverse manufacturing losses. “I am optimistic we will be ...

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