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Mississippi Shipyard Expanding for Coast Guard Icebreaker

A shipbuilder is expanding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after receiving a $746 million contract to make a heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard.

VT Halter Marine will invest $37.5 million at its Pascagoula shipyard and is expected to create 900 jobs the next five years, Mississippi officials said Tuesday.

The state’s economic development agency, Mississippi Development Authority, is providing a $12.5 million grant for a dry dock and $1.5 million for workforce training.

Read more at WTVA

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