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CUSTOM ENGINEERED WHEELS TO EXPAND IN MS, CREATE 20 JOBS, RETAIN 65

Custom Engineered Wheels is expanding operations in Northeast Mississippi, creating 20 new jobs and investing $13 million. “Custom Engineered Wheels’ expansion will have a positive effect on the region’s economy for years to come. I wish the Custom Engineered Wheels team many years of success at the new Baldwyn location,” Governor Phil Bryant said. Following a fire at its Tupelo facility in June, Custom Engineered Wheels will relocate to the Southern Motion facility in Baldwyn in Prentiss County. The move allows the company to retain its 65 existing employees and add 20 new jobs over the next couple of...

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ARIAS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP CEO’S IN MISSISSIPPI FOR HER WORK FOR PICAYUNE

Nuria Arias, executive director of the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce, was recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of the 2017 Top CEOs in Mississippi. Via picayuneitem.com “In the past, I have received other awards, but this one means a lot,” Arias said. “I have done lots of things in Louisiana and other places while working former jobs, but not for the beautiful city of Picayune, so being recognized for the work I do for the city I live in is really special.” Arias has lived in Picayune with her husband Oscar Arias and two daughters—Marycruz...

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FEDERAL STUDY TO EXAMINE PROPOSED GEORGE COUNTY LAKES

Regulators are set to begin scrutinizing a plan to build two lakes on a tributary of the Pascagoula River. Via msbusiness.com The Sun Herald reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has created a website and plans a public meeting in late January at the beginning of the environmental impact study process. That study is likely to take at least two years. George County supervisors and the Pat Harrison Waterway District say the two dams would feed water to the lower part of the river during droughts. Among other things, that could preserve the freshwater supply for residents and...

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LAFAYETTE COUNTY HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST JOBLESS RATES IN MISSISSIPPI

Via oxfordeagle.com Lafayette County continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in Mississippi and remains below the national average. The 4.1 percent jobless rate in Lafayette County for November is more than a percentage point below the state average of 5.2 percent and slightly below the 4.4 percent national average. The state October rate was 5.7 percent. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security provided the most recent figures. Local officials are pleased with the job growth numbers. “Lafayette County not only has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, but also the highest rate of...

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