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Clay Approves Bonds If Industry Comes Knocking

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — It’s worked in Lowndes County and now job recruiters hope it will give Clay County an edge.

Clay County supervisors Monday approved issuing up to $10 million in bonds for utility, road and site improvements if a major industry wants to come to the county’s new 1,000-acre megasite on the northern edge of West Point.

With the paperwork ready, the county can issue the bonds on short notice, avoiding delays for the industry.

“So what we have done today is we have positioned Clay County to be able when an economic development project comes along, to be able to approve the go ahead and start the bonding process versus having to request and start from scratch,” explained Ron Maloney, the vice president of economic development for Clay County for the Golden Triangle Development Link.

Only projects with a value of more than 100 million dollars would qualify.