Reports: Tire plant coming to Clay County

Various sources have confirmed that the Legislature will take up incentives in Friday’s special session to lure a major foreign tire manufacturing plant to Clay County.

But officials say information on the size of the incentive package will not be made available to the public until just before lawmakers convene.

Gov. Phil Bryant announced Wednesday morning he was calling the special session “to consider an economic development package that will bring needed jobs to our state. This is an exciting project and a great testament to the quality of our workforce.”

The Republican governor has not released any other details. But House Ways and Means Chair Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, said the project would be on the scale of the major automotive manufacturing plants – Nissan and Toyota – that have located in the state in the past decade.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
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