Howard Tech Park certified as "project ready"

Jones County announced Monday that Howard Technology Park is officially "project ready."

The park is the first Mississippi project-ready site to earn certification and be formalized by the Mississippi Power Company's Economic Development Department.

The certification means the park has established the necessary infrasctructure to begin industrial projects.

Jones county EDA Director Mitch Stennett said having a certified site gives Jones County the opportunity to compete for industries worldwide.

Mississippi Power officials said certified sites have brought major projects to other communities.