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GE Aviation Opens New Ellisville Plant

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ELLISVILLE, Miss. - A new General Electric Aviation facility opens in Ellisville and officials promise to create 250 jobs within five years.

Gov. Phil Bryant joined the company's President & CEO David Joyce for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The governor said the company's new 340,000-square-foot aviation components factory will be the future work place for many students graduating in the area.

"Having the infrastructure prepared a decade from now so that those children graduating from high school can work here,  they will be leading the high tech industry in America10 years from now," Bryant said.

"The education value here in Ellisville is phenomenal," said Joyce. Â@

He said company will make composite parts for aircraft engines and systems. Bryant says he's ready for Mississippians to be a part of this growing industry .

GE officials said it's investing $56 million in the plant to meet growing aerospace demand. The state is providing $8 million in incentives.

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