Israeli government minister tours factory in Miss.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Israel's infrastructure minister says he was pleased with the quality of workers he met Tuesday while touring an Israeli-owned factory in Mississippi.

Uzi Landau visited Stark Aerospace, which manufactures military drones in Columbus, Miss. The company employs about 115 people and is a subsidiary of Israeli Aerospace Industries.

Landau spoke to reporters in Jackson after meeting with Gov. Haley Barbour and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

Mississippi Development Authority director Gray Swoope says the state is trying to expand its high-tech business connections with Israel.

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