Kathy Gelston, chief financial officer of the state's job-seeking agency, Mississippi Development Authority, said the company has committed to an average salary of $35,000, but the state expects higher pay.Officials and residents from West Point and Clay County filled the capitol galleries Friday to watch the bill's progress. The north Mississippi County has been job-starved ever since then-Sara Lee closed the former Bryan Foods plant in 2007, laying off 2,100 people. Clay County's unemployment rate in March was 18.2 percent, highest rate of any county in the state, and has been higher than 10 percent for years.
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