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2,500 Possible Railroad Jobs


The possibility of Thousands of jobs are a possibility with the proposal of a new railroad line in East Mississippi.

As many as 2, 500 jobs could be available as the Rail Authority of East Mississippi is proposing a rail line which would link the cities of Meridian with the ports of Mobile and Pascagoula.

The 56 mile track would follow the old Gulf, Mobile and Ohio railroad that once went from Meridian to Mobile.

The project could bring in $57 million in new industrial development, 2,500 jobs and more than $140 million in new annual personal income.


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