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Mississippi Silicon

A silicon metal facility with the highest quality process and environmental controls available, which allows Mississippi Silicon to operate the most efficient and cleanest plant in the world.

Project highlights


Type: Manufacturing

Location: Burnsville, MS; Non-metro


Federal NMTC Allocation: $32,000,000

State(MS) NMTC Allocation: $10,000,000

Southern Community Capital: $7,000,000

Other Community Development Entities: $25,000,000


Construction Jobs: 236

Jobs created and retained: 175



Mississippi Silicon operates the most efficient and cleanest plant in the world. Owned and supported financially and operationally by a consortium of international companies, Mississippi Silicon used its NMTC proceeds to build and operate a $200 million silicon metal production facility in Mississippi. In return for the incentive funding provided by the State, Mississippi Silicon committed to provide at least 150 jobs for an area that has a 14.6% unemployment rate and few alternative employment opportunities.


Mississippi Silicon is working closely with government officials at both the state and local level to ensure strong job training programs are in place that provide the skills and training necessary to source full-time and part-time employees and contractors from the local area.  


Project Impact

  • Quality jobs that improve the standard of living for the community when compared to existing market wages
  • A competitive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, and a defined contribution retirement plan
  • All employees participate in a bonus program that provides incentives for productivity