SuperTalk Mississippi
Latest News Featured News Politics Trending News

Gov. Reeves calling special session Wednesday for ‘biggest economic development project’ in state history

Mississippi Capitol Legislature State Flag
The Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson (Photo by SuperTalk Mississippi News)

Governor Tate Reeves is calling a special session later this week to finalize a $2.5 billion capital investment in the Golden Triangle.

According to a tweet sent out by Reeves, lawmakers will report to the capitol building in Jackson at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss what will be the “biggest economic development project in MS history.”

Multiple lawmakers have told SuperTalk Mississippi that they were informed of the decision Monday morning. The special session could be as short as one day.

The economic deal, which includes a flat-rolled aluminum production facility, biocarbon production facilities, and certain other industrial facilities, is set to bring 1,000 new jobs with a $93,000 average salary to the region. At $2.5 billion, it is nearly double the previous largest corporate capital investment in state history.

Stay up to date with all of Mississippi’s latest news by signing up for our free newsletter here

Copyright 2024 SuperTalk Mississippi Media. All rights reserved.

Related posts

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More