Mississippi lumber mill manager among Trump speech guests
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The manager of a Mississippi lumber mill is among the guests that President Donald Trump has invited to his State of the Union speech Tuesday.
A spokesman for the Trump administration said Roy James of Vicksburg Forest Products is scheduled to attend.
The Trump administration says the Vicksburg lumber mill is an example of how opportunity zones created in the 2017 tax cut bill can induce businesses to invest through tax breaks.
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson toured the mill in December.
Investors bought what had been the Anderson-Tully mill in Vicksburg last year as that company unwound its operations. The new owners switched production from hardwood to southern pine lumber, with plans to hire 125 people.