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HII Delivers Destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) to U S. Navy

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HII’s (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) to the U.S. Navy today. Delivery of DDG 123 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. “Delivering an incredibly capable finished ship to the …

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Mississippi Legislators Agree on $2.5 Billion Capital Investment for Lowndes County

  JACKSON, Miss. – Gov. Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Legislature today finalized the largest economic development project in state history. This $2.5 billion corporate investment by Steel Dynamics, Inc., its subsidiaries, and its partners expect to create 1,000 jobs with an average salary of $93,000 in Lowndes County. Steel Dynamics is expanding its Columbus, Mississippi, campus, …

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Entergy Mississippi Opens New $16.6M Service Center

Facility will serve customers in DeSoto County JACKSON, Miss. – Entergy Mississippi has opened a $16.6-million facility to serve as its hub force customer service, distribution operations and storm response in DeSoto County. The DeSoto Service Center, located on Highway 51 North, is strategically positioned to serve Entergy Mississippi customers in DeSoto County, including the …

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Mississippi Small Businesses Affected by the Jackson Water Crisis

WASHINGTON – Mississippi small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and private nonprofit organizations affected by the Jackson Water Crisis that began Aug. 30, may apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today. Administrator Guzman made the loans available in response …

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ArbaBlox Locating Pallet Blocks Manufacturing Operations in Winona

Jackson, Miss. (September 21, 2022) –ArbaBlox, an engineered wood products company, is locating a state-of-the-art pallet blocks manufacturing plant in Winona. The project is a $51.34 million corporate investment and will create 41 jobs. ArbaBlox will use the sawmill residuals from the Biewer Lumber facility in Winona to produce its patented-design composite wood pallet blocks. The …

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MEC Named America’s #1 State Chamber of Commerce Successes in pandemic recovery, legislative influence elevated Mississippi’s Voice of Business   JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) has been honored as the State Chamber of the Year for 2022 by the National Association of State Chambers (NASC). Each year NASC honors a state chamber …

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