JACKSON, Miss.—Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s spending several days in California “chasing jobs” and calling on companies that have investments in his home state.
Barbour told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday from California that he had already visited executives from KiOR, which is building refineries in Mississippi to convert timber products to a crude oil substitute.
The governor said he’s also meeting with executives from Stion, which will manufacture solar panels in Hattiesburg; Soladigm, which announced last year that it will make energy-efficient insulated glass in Olive Branch; and Chevron, which has extensive investments on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Barbour said he’s also meeting with companies that might consider investing in Mississippi, but he wouldn’t name them.