Raytheon having big event at Meridian Regional Airport Monday

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Representatives from Raytheon will officially announce its choice of Meridian as a future manufacturing site.

Representatives from Raytheon along with state officials will be meeting at the Meridian Regional Airport at 10:00 a.m. for a special ceremony discussing a project that could bring hundreds of jobs to Meridian. If Raytheon is awarded the contract for a new Air Force training jet, officials say, they would build it at Key Field.