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Legislation signed to finalize huge Marshall County development project

Nearly $2 billion capital investment will result in 2,000 jobs with a $66,000 average salary

Photo: From left, House Speaker Jason White and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann look on as Gov. Tate Reeves (seated) signs the legislation for the Marshall County truck battery project. (Courtesy photo)

Gov. Tate Reeves has signed legislation to finalize the second largest economic development project in Mississippi history. Additionally, the economic development project represents the largest payroll commitment of any major project in state history. The bill signing took place Monday morning, Jan. 22 in Jackson.

“I was proud to sign legislation finalizing the largest payroll commitment of any major project, and second largest economic development project in Mississippi history,” said Reeves. “We’ve been laser-focused on attracting new companies and quality jobs to our state, and that’s what this project does. This is yet another massive win for Mississippi.”

A joint venture between Accelera by Cummins, the zero-emissions business unit of Cummins Inc., Daimler Trucks & Buses, and PACCAR, is locating advanced battery cell production operations in Marshall County. The company will manufacture battery cells for electric commercial vehicles and industrial applications, creating quality manufacturing jobs in the growing clean technology sector.

The announcement of the project came at the end of a special session held to approve the state incentives for the project.

The project will include a $1.9 billion corporate capital investment and create 2,000 jobs. The average salary of these jobs is approximately $66,000. At $1.9 billion, it is the second largest capital investment in state history. The average annual salary expectations of the jobs are almost $20,000 more than the current average annual salary in the state.

Governor Reeves signed the legislation during a press conference which can be viewed here. House Speaker Jason White later posted about the bill signing on his X/Twitter page:

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