Company locates to Natchez

Published 12:03am Sunday, April 15, 2012

NATCHEZ — Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives from Natchez Inc. will announce this week a new company that will be locating to Natchez.

Natchez Inc. Executive Director Chandler Russ said the group must remain tight-lipped about the company until the day of the announcement, but he said Natchez Inc. and the company have finalized all agreements to bring the new business to the area.

“We’re very excited to offer this opportunity,” he said. “We’ve been blessed and fortunate here of late, and we feel our future is only getting brighter.”

The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the gazebo on the bluff. Lunch will follow on the bluff.

It will be the fifth major announcement since Natchez Inc. was formed, all before the economic development group’s second birthday.

KiOR most recently announced it plans to locate one of several Mississippi production facilities in Natchez, leading to the employment of up to 300 workers and potentially investing $200 million at the port.

The last time a Mississippi governor made an economic development announcement in Natchez was in June 2011, when former Gov. Haley Barbour announced that Elevance would be locating to the area, bringing with it 165 permanent jobs.

Elevance and Enersteel — two of the first three announcements — are already producing products and paying local employees.

HCL CleanTech is still in development.

  • Jimmy Frost

    Horse crap! i reckon Jake Middleton will claim this too.  This is pitiful.  They announce this crap and the jobs never come!! Give me a Mayot with proven know how and proven results!!! There”s only ONE choice!  Go head Butch…….Ring That Bell!!!

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  • Jimmy Frost

    Horse Shit!!! Get rid of “Jaker 08′er”>>>>> hre is CLUELESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Rolling, rolling, rolling….I hope they are in the furniture business to buy out Pyron’s and keep it operating.

  • Anonymous

    I could not help but notice that no mention was made of RENTECH.  I have not forgotten.

  • Anonymous

    It appears Natchez, Inc. has a little more on the ball than past contract reviewers.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, please be a private enterprise with no mentions of government involvement or worse, bank subsidies.  A clean private move, all cash. 

  • Anonymous

    PS:  All these motel builds….wasn’t there some gubmit program to subsidize the building of motels for hurricane purposes?  A large bank involvement…like big leaverage.  You know, a dollar down and a million on loan, with gov’t promises behind…..like Russia in the 1950s.  Give me some old time private enterprise……pa…lease. 

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    A very marvelous job of recruiting to Natchez Inc. and C. Russ and keepem coming for we need to get up a total at least 6000 jobs(last 2 decades) loss from the mfg. industries to the oil industry in Adams county??!! Keep your chin up and get our sons and daughters back to Adams county that will once again have good salaries, benefits, and agood quality of life!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations Natchez INC.  I hope we can evolve from the “hood” we have become!!!

  • Anonymous

    somewhere in their is goverment you can bet,with the national debt soaring at the speed of light,the goverment pumps monies into everything going,increasing our debt at an alarming rate.You can only spend more than you take iln for so long,then it will bottom out all at once.,,stop fineto,crash,no more money ,,,period…The dollar will be worth zero.

  • Anonymous

    very exciting!  Great news!!