Lowndes County approves $22+ million tax break for Southern Cross

December 16, 2016

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Thursday for a resolution to grant a fee-in-lieu of taxes between the county and Southern Cross.

Golden Triangle Development LINK Chief Operations Officer Joey Deason presented the request on behalf of the company, which plans to build a $1.4 billion extension of its wind energy transmission lines from Louisiana to Alabama. Approximately half of the funds would be spent in Mississippi, including up to $350 million in Lowndes County.

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