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Governor calls special session to discuss major auto manufacturer to relocate

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Governor Phil Bryant is calling lawmakers to the capitol tomorrow to discuss a major automotive industry to make its home in Mississippi.

 

The Governor isn't offering many details but he says the project is auto- industry related and would create around 2,000 jobs over the next decade.  Bryant says the company is looking at Clay County. The state has two auto manufacturing plants, Nissan near Canton and Toyota near Blue Springs.

Bryant says, "It will put over $1 Billion into the general fund over the next 20 years as we add those two thousand jobs. So, it is a huge project. They started out looking at three thousand counties across the United States and narrowed it down to Clay County, Mississippi. We we're able to win and we're very proud that we were able to compete worldwide for this high tech industry."

 

Bryant says he will announce the name of the corporation at tomorrow's special legislative session at 10 a.m.