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General Atomics in Shannon expanding, creates jobs

General Atomics in Shannon is expanding and creating 48 jobs.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2018 10:39 AM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2018 11:03 PM

SHANNON, Miss. (WTVA) - General Atomics in Shannon is expanding and creating 48 jobs. 

On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement. This project is a $20 million private capital investment. 

The expansion supports increased demands for airborne, maritime and land military lasers, as well as increased fabrication needs. 

The expansion includes a 128,000-square-foot addition to an existing facility. 

The Mississippi Development Authority is helping with equipment costs. Lee County will provide property tax exemptions. 

General Atomics currently employs 256 workers in Shannon. The new 48 jobs will be created during the next three years. 

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