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Gov. Bryant calls special session for two economic development projects

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 4, 2016

Gov. Phil Bryant is calling a special session beginning Thursday to consider incentives for two economic development projects pursued by the state of Mississippi

State Senate President Pro Tem Terry Burton, a Newton Republican, says the two projects are projected to total more than $1.5 billion in capital investment and more than 3,500 jobs…

…The Clarion-Ledger reports the larger of the two projects, on a site in western Hinds County, is a tire plant to be constructed by Continental AG. Continental hasn’t returned requests for comments by The Associated Press.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the smaller project aids a Gulfport shipyard operated by an affiliate of Louisiana-based Edison Chouest Offshore.

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