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Jackson County Chamber opens Industrial Trade Show

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce opens the 21st annual Jackson County Industrial Trade Show Tuesday at the B.E. "Mac" McGinty Civic Center in Pascagoula.

The event showcases Jackson County suppliers, contractors, industries and businesses to buyers from the county's larger business such as Northrop Grumman, Chevron and DuPont, as well as from throughout the region.

The Trade Show has grown from 50 booths in 1989 to nearly 100 exhibitors and more than 3,000 attendees last year.

Major industrial buyers are not the only people seeking information on what county suppliers have to offer. Often exhibitors can establish business relationships with the company at the next booth.

"The Industrial Trade Show is an ideal venue for suppliers and buyers to interact, showcase their goods and keep the economy strong by doing business locally," said event chairman Trudi Dixon. "It's also an opportunity for local business to make six months worth of business contacts in only two days."

The Industrial Trade Show continues to grow through the support of the businesses that participate as exhibitors and as sponsors.

The Industrial Trade Show will open with the ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on March 23 with remarks by Leonard Bentz, Southern District Public Service Commissioner. The show will close at 5 p.m. that day.

The event will continue March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about the Trade Show, call (228) 762-3391.

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