Governor Haley Barbour expected to announce a major economic dev - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Governor Haley Barbour expected to announce a major economic development project

Posted: Updated:

Hattiesburg, MS (WLBT)- Governor Haley Barbour is expected to announce a major economic development project for Hattiesburg on Tuesday.

The governor is expected to announce that S.T.I.O.N. Corporation will locate in a facility in Hattiesburg.

The California- based company is involved in developing and manufacturing ultra thin solar panels for residential and government use.

It could mean as many as a thousand new jobs within six years for the Hub City.

The state legislature will be asked to approve a multi-million dollar loan to help with equipment purchase and workforce training.  

©2011 WLBT. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow