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Harrison Co. gives tax breaks to bit manufacturer, shipyard

On the day Harrison County supervisors OK’d tax breaks for a $450 million project at the state port, it also approved breaks for smaller projects. Metadyne Gulfport will be exempt from personal-property taxes, about $14,000 a year, for five years. Metadyne makes carbide bits for the mining, construction and other industries. Supervisor Marlin Ladner said Tuesday the company also received ...

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State port trying to land its biggest tenant

The state port is trying to land its biggest tenant. The Sun Herald reports the company that would use a patented system to condition and liquefy gas on the West Pier for shipment to the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. SeaOne Gulfport LLC’s first production facility and export terminal is estimated to cost $450 million, with expansion plans that would in ...

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Biloxi turns corner in economic recovery

By JACK WEATHERLY Biloxi has turned a corner in its long recovery from Hurricane Katrina, the recession and the BP oil spill. It has begun negotiating tougher deals in its economic rebuilding. Its first contract under new guidelines calls for construction of a 100-room hotel that will employ 45. In some cases,  the city had been giving 100 percent exemption ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding successfully tests John Murtha

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha, spent four days in the Gulf of Mexico last week with Ingalls’ test and trials team operating the ship and performing more than 200 test events. The Sun Herald reports the ship was built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula. Major evolutions during builder’s trials ...

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New hotel being built in Pass Christian

By LISA MONTI Construction is under way on a small hotel in Pass Christian that will cater to New Orleanians and others who lost second homes on the Coast to Hurricane Katrina. It will be the first hotel in the beachside town in decades. Hotel Whiskey is being developed by restaurateur Thomas Genin and builder Travis March. The partners have worked ...

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