/Bryant touts high tech jobs as Raytheon plans $100 million expansion

Bryant touts high tech jobs as Raytheon plans $100 million expansion

In the next five-years, about 50 new jobs will be created by the expansion of Raytheon’s Forest plant. According to a news release issued by the governor’s offices, the new structure will “serve as the hub for testing, integration and production s-band radars. These include the U.S Navy’s next generation SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar Program.” Thursday afternoon, the governor announced the news at a press conference held at the Capitol. The state will invest $3 million in Raytheon’s site development and $1 million to train its workforce. Scott County is also providing support by allowing Raytheon to pay a fee instead of taxes for a number years. “This exciting new investment, which expands Raytheon’s presence in our state, is evidence that Mississippi is the place where innovative global leaders can achieve their goals,” said Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. Raytheon is based in Massachusetts.