Mississippi governor sets special session to finalize $1.9 billion project that could create 2,000 jobs

Published 12:41 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves called a special session Tuesday to finalize a $1.9 billion economic project that Reeves said will create 2,000 jobs with an average salary of $66,000.

The special session, which will take place during the 2024 Mississippi Legislative session, will focus on a project involving the production and delivery of electric battery cells for commercial automotive and industrial applications.

Reeves said the project is slated for Marshall County in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park, located on U.S. Highway 72.

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Reeves said he was bound by non-disclosure agreements and could not name the company involved in the project.

The governor said the new project will be the largest annual payroll commitment of any major project in Mississippi history and the second largest economic development project in state history, behind the $2.5 billion Aluminum Dynamics project that was announced in 2022.