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NEWS- OCTOBER 2008

October 28, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR KEYNOTES U.S.-CHINA-JAPAN AUTOMOTIVE CONFERENCE

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour keynoted the first U.S.-China-Japan Automotive Conference here today, focusing on auto industry globalization, foreign investment and why American businesses should seek partnerships with Asian companies.

 

October 24, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES TOYOTA TSUSHO AMERICA TO LOCATE IN BLUE SPRINGS

Governor Haley Barbour said today that automotive supplier Toyota Tsusho America, Inc., will locate two operations in Blue Springs to supply Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi.

 

Friday, October 24, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR TOUTS SKILLED WORKFORCE AS GE AVIATION DEDICATES NEW MISSISSIPPI FACTORY

Governor Haley Barbour touted Mississippi’s skilled workforce as GE Aviation on Thursday dedicated its new jet engine component factory near Batesville in northwest Mississippi.

 

October 24, 2008

CHIQUITA SIGNS A LONG-TERM LEASE WITH PORT OF GULFPORT

Chiquita Fresh North America (Chiquita) and the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport have put the finishing touches on a new lease that will extend the partnership of the two organizations through the year 2019

 

October 20, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR: 200-PLUS HIGH-SKILLED ELECTRONICS JOBS TO REMAIN IN CORINTH

Governor Haley Barbour announced today that Louisville, KY-based Ayrshire Electronics will acquire the assets of a Corinth company that had said it would close by the end of the year.

 

October 10, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR PREPARING FOR TRIM BUDGET

Governor Haley Barbour asked legislators and state agency directors to find ways to cut spending this year and in Fiscal Year 2010 as a result of lower tax collections during the current economic crisis.