Reeves calls Mississippi special session for jobs project

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he is calling lawmakers into special session this week to consider incentives for an economic development project.

“This is a huge economic development project in the Golden Triangle area with a $2.5 Billion dollar capital investment that will have a ripple effect throughout Mississippi,” House Speaker pro tem Jason White told Breezy News. “It will provide 1,000 new jobs with an average salary of $93,000. We have worked hard over the last several years in the MS Legislature to create a business friendly climate that fosters and encourages economic growth. Job creators around the world are learning that Mississippi is an ideal place to invest and grow their businesses.”

The Golden Triangle is in the northeastern part of the state, near the Alabama border. It encompasses Columbus, Starkville and West Point.

Democratic Rep. Kabir Karriem of Columbus told The Associated Press that the project will be for Lowndes County. He also declined to provide details about the company.

Reeves said the session will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

This will be the first special session of the year for Mississippi legislators, who met in regular session from early January until early April. (AP)

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