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  • February 17, 2021

    Hattiesburg Named #2 in the Nation for Job...

    Hattiesburg, Mississippi > Increase in employment: 2.9% > Total employment Feb. 2020: 65,216 > Total employment Nov. 2020: 67,107 > Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.7% > Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 5.7% > Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+8.0%) > Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +2,721 (+4.0%)...

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  • January 28, 2021

    C Spire Invests $1 Billion to Speed Deployment...

    Ridgeland, Mississippi (January 28, 2021) – C Spire is ramping up an unprecedented growth project with a $1 billion investment over the next three years– the largest capital spend in company history – to accelerate the deployment of ultra-fast 5G wireless technology and all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in...

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  • December 14, 2020

    Idaho Forest Group to Build New Sawmill in...

    HATTIESBURG, Mississippi – Idaho-based lumber producer Idaho Forest Group (IFG) secured initial approval today for its plans to build Lumberton’s first new sawmill since the 1920s, clearing the way for the company’s expansion into the Southern U.S. The Lamar County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to transfer...

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