Jackson, Miss– A bill has passed for two major projects in the Magnolia State that will bring thousands of jobs.
UPDATE: The bill for the Dual-Projects has been passed in the House and Senate. After a long morning of debate the bill was passed within a matter of minutes on the Senate floor. One project, a tire company, would be located in Hinds county and is being called “Project Potter,” the other, a shipyard in Gulfport is nicknamed “Project Crawfish.”
The only senators in opposition to the bill were McDaniels, Dawkins, and Polk.
Continental Tire could bring 2,500 to Hinds County. The expansion of Top Ship in Gulfport could bring 1,000 new jobs.
One of the few things required to seal the deal? An agreement on incentives in the state house and senate.
Bonds from the state for the dual-project total $274 million. $263 million allocated for Hinds County tire project, the other $11 million for the Gulfport shipyard.
There was some opposition to the proposal, citing the bill could fall to small businesses within the state.
Currently, the senate is preparing to look over proposals for incentives to seal the deal.
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