Mississippi

Infrastructure Grade

D+

Service Area Demographics
(Non-Metro)

Rural Population

1,582,360

Urban Population

1,393,789

Total Population

2,976,149

Poverty Rate

19.1%

Housing Units

1,339,021

Unemployment Rate

6.4%

Median Household Income

$45,081.00

Southern Motion Expansion New Albany

The City of New Albany requested CDBG funding to assist with improvements to a publicly owned building and truck loading yard. The City of New Albany needed to rehabilitate an existing industrial building to allow the company, Southern Motion, Inc., to expand and create additional job opportunities for local area residents.

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Laurel Wastewater Treatment Upgrades

The City of Laurel was in desperate need of making water system improvements at water treatment plants 2 and 3, constructed in the 1970s. These two plants combined provide treatment for approximately 75% of the city’s water supply. The existing ground storage tanks at both plants needed to be rehabilitated. In addition to the ground storage tank problems, the aerators at both plants needed to be replaced.

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