Economic Dev

VT Halter Marine wins $746 Million Contract to Build New Coast Guard Icebreaker

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst   Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS  April 23, 2019 – 6:45 PM   PASCAGOULA, Miss. — A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. …

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Biewer Lumber Announces 2019 Expansion Plans in Newton, MS; Creating 30 New Jobs and $40 Million Investment

Courtesy of Biewer Lumber Biewer Sawmill – Newton, LLC. Announces 2019 Expansion Plans NEWTON, MS, September 19th, 2018 – Biewer Sawmill – Newton, LLC. is pleased to announce the expansion of their state-of-the-art sawmill facility located in Newton, Mississippi. This $40 million facility expansion will increase sawmill production by over 100 MMBF per year. “In …

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Calgon Carbon awarded $15.4M as part of the DPA Program; Allows for expansion at Port Bienville Facility

PITTSBURGH, PA  –  Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) (Calgon Carbon or the Company), a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of activated carbon products, has been awarded up to $15.4 million from the United States Government as part of the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program. The Title III Program funding awarded to Calgon …

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Northrop Grumman Locating New Aerospace Work in Jackson County, Miss., Creating 60 Jobs

Courtesy of the Mississippi Development Authority Jackson, Miss. – Northrop Grumman is adding a mix of new work to its Unmanned Systems facility in Jackson County, Miss., including sub-assembly work for the F-35 program. This $3.7 million investment will create 60 jobs in the coming years. “This reinforces Northrop Grumman’s commitment to Jackson County, solidifies …

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Sofidel America locating operation in Hattiesburg, MS; $120 million investment; 230 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — Officials from tissue paper manufacturer Sofidel America announce the company is locating operations in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. The project represents a corporate investment of $120 million and will create 230 jobs. For the project, Sofidel acquired the newly constructed 400,000-square-foot Green Bay Converting (GBC) facility in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park. GBC …

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Regions Bank to build Operations Facility in Hattiesburg, MS investing $23 million and employing more than 400

Courtesy of the Mississippi Development Authority Jackson, Mississippi — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Regions Bank announced the company will build a 75,000-square-foot operations facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, investing $23 million and creating 91 jobs. “Hattiesburg and the Pine Belt Region have celebrated significant economic development wins in recent years. Regions’ investment in this …

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Biewer Lumber opens state-of-the-art sawmill in Newton, MS; $85 million investment; 125 new jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — April 11, 2016 — In a ceremony signifying Biewer Lumber’s commitment to doing business in Mississippi and the people of Newton County, the company officially opened its $85 million state-of-the-art sawmill alongside Governor Phil Bryant and local officials. “Biewer Lumber’s opening is an exciting milestone for the company, the area’s residents and the …

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