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Connor Industries Locating Operations in Coahoma County

Jackson, Miss. – Boat manufacturer Connor Industries is locating operations in Clarksdale. The project represents a corporate investment of at least $8 million and will create 56 jobs. Connor Industries’ new location will enable the company to manufacture and test boats year-round on the Mississippi River. The project involves the construction of a new 48,600-square-foot

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Hyde-Smith Advocates Job Training Grants For Community Colleges in Rural States

VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Promotes Community Colleges as Key to Meeting Job Training Needs. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today kept her focus on training programs and the availability of grants that would allow more community colleges in rural states help fill available jobs. Hyde-Smith used a Senate Labor, Health and Human Services,

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Mississippi Senate Commemorates MEC’s 75th Anniversary

Senator Robin Robinson on Thursday, April 25, 2024, led presentation of Senate Resolution 98, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC), and Senate Resolution 96 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program. Formed in 1949, MEC continues to serve as the State Chamber of Commerce, focusing on broad-based

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Hosts “Signing Day” for 2024 Graduates of Shipbuilder Academy

PASCAGOULA, Miss., — Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a “signing day” for the 2024 graduates of its Shipbuilder Academy today at the shipyard. This year, 25 talented high school students were offered full-time positions at Ingalls, where they will begin their shipbuilding career following the completion of their education. Through hands-on training, mentorship, and classroom instruction,

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Continental celebrates important milestones in its three U.S. tire plants

2024 marks a significant milestone for Continental’s tire manufacturing operations in the United States. Three key plants celebrate their anniversaries: 5 years in Clinton, Mississippi, 10 years in Sumter, South Carolina, and 50 years in Mount Vernon, Illinois. With an annual production capacity of more than 16 million tires and a team of more than 6,700

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Governor Tate Reeves Declares April as Financial Literacy Month

Jackson, Mississippi –  Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has officially proclaimed April 2024 as Financial Literacy Month, highlighting the importance of financial education and empowerment across the state. In recognition of this proclamation, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) is proud to announce a series of events aimed at promoting financial literacy and education throughout

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