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Foreign Trade Zone


A Foreign-Trade Zone is a port designated by the government for duty-free entry of any non-prohibited good.  Goods can be imported without having to go through formal customs entry procedures or paying imported duties. Duties are imposed only when goods pass from the Foreign-Trade Zone into the country.

 

GJA has access to Foreign Trade Zones through the Jackson-Evers International Airport.

 

FTZ Number: 158 Vicksburg/Jackson

Operator: Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

Address: P.O. Box 98109, Jackson, MS 39298-8109

Contact:  Dirk Vanderleest (601) 939-5631 x200

Grantee: Vicksburg/Jackson Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.

 

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October 12, 2016
PREMIUM WATERS LOCATING IN HINDS COUNTY, CREATING 42 JOBS

Jackson, Mississippi — September 15, 2016 — Private-label water bottling company Premium Waters, Inc., is locating operations in Hinds County, Mississippi, investing $25 million and creating 42 jobs.
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March 31, 2016
Billy’s Original Foods Creates 25 New Jobs in Vicksburg, MS

Officials from Billy’s Original Foods announce the company is creating at least 25 jobs and investing $511,000 in food production operations in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Billy’s Original Foods is a manufacturer of artisan, ready-to-eat frozen Italian meals and deli products.
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February 8, 2016
Continental Tire Locating Manufacturing Plant in Hinds County, Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant and executives from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, manufacturer of passenger, light truck and commercial vehicle tires, officially announced today the company is locating a commercial vehicle tire manufacturing plant near Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.45 billion and will create 2,500 new jobs.
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