• Gov. Bryant Comments on Yokohama Special Session

    JACKSON—“This is an historic day for Mississippi, and we are proud to welcome this world-leader in tire manufacturing to our great state. The passing of this legislation will result initially in 500 new jobs, with the potential to create up to 2,000 total jobs, and it will have a positive impact on the state’s economy for years to come.

    An official announcement event will be held Monday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. at The Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point, Miss. I, along with officials from Yokohama Tire Corporation and state and local officials, encourage media to attend this milestone event.

    I would like to extend my gratitude to Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, House Speaker Philip Gunn and the Mississippi State Legislature for passing the proposed incentive package designed to assist Mississippi’s newest business partner, Yokohama Tire Corporation, as the company prepares to locate its second U.S. tire manufacturing plant in West Point. We would also not be here today without the overwhelming support of the City and County elected officials and the Golden Triangle Development LINK.”

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