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Connor Industries Plans Clarksdale, Mississippi, Operations

Canadian Boat manufacturer Connor Industries plans to establish operations in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The $8 million project is expected to create 56 jobs.

The investment will include the construction of a new 48,600-square-foot facility which will enable the company to manufacture and test boats year-round on the Mississippi River. Operations are scheduled for 2025.

“We are thrilled to create new economic opportunity for the citizens of Coahoma County and the entire northwest Delta region. We are grateful to all those in local, state and the federal U.S. government who have helped in the recruitment and funding of infrastructure necessary for Connor Industries to expand into Coahoma County, Mississippi. We are excited for the growth opportunities for our company represented by this expansion,” Connor Industries Founder and CEO Bill Connor said.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for site development and infrastructure improvements. Additional support is being provided through grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Delta Regional Authority.

Canada-based Connor Industries’ product line includes welded aluminum commercial, luxury and emergency response vessels.

“Each new economic development win is great news for our local communities and the entire state. Mississippi touts its pro-business policies to companies around the globe, and Connor Industries’ decision to locate in Coahoma County is a fantastic reminder that companies outside our state are increasingly looking here for business opportunities,” noted MDA Executive Director Bill Cork.

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