Dec 2018
General | News Room | Dec 18

MDA Accepting Applications for Site Development Grants

Jackson, Miss. (Dec. 18, 2018) – Economic development groups and local governments can apply now for site development grants under the Ready Site/Premier Site Program administered by the Mississippi Development Authority. Ready Site/Premier Site is designed to assist public or private nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments with preparing site-ready locations to attract business […]
General | News Room | Dec 17

Mississippi Development Authority’s Giles to Serve as Deputy Chief Economic Development Officer

Jackson, Mississippi — December 17, 2018 — Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., announced today that Tracey Giles has been promoted to Deputy Chief Economic Development Officer. Giles replaces Mickey Milligan, who was recently named MDA’s Chief Economic Development Officer. Giles previously served as Director of Project Management at MDA. Since starting at MDA in […]
General | News Room | Dec 17

Blauer Manufacturing Expanding in North Mississippi, Creating 125 Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — December 17, 2018 — Blauer Manufacturing, maker of clothing and protective wear for police officers, fire fighters and public safety officials, is expanding its operations in North Mississippi to accommodate an increase in product demand. The project is a $2.4 million corporate investment and will create 125 jobs over three years.  “Blauer is a […]
General | News Room | Dec 13

Traxys Cometals Processing, Inc., Locating at Northeast Mississippi’s Yellow Creek Port, Creating 25 Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — December 13, 2018 — Traxys Cometals Processing, Inc., is locating operations in Burnsville, Mississippi, at the Yellow Creek Port. The project is a $10 million corporate investment and will create 25 jobs. “Traxys Cometals’ decision to locate at the Yellow Creek Port was based on Mississippi’s manufacturing-friendly business environment and Burnsville’s proximity to rail […]
General | News Room | Dec 11

DMC Power Expansion to Olive Branch

Jackson, Mississippi — December 11, 2018 — DMC Power, manufacturer of connection systems for transmission, distribution, substation and industrial projects, is expanding manufacturing and distribution operations to Olive Branch, Mississippi. The project is an $8 million corporate investment and will create 125 jobs over five years. “As a strong manufacturing state, Mississippi is an ideal location for […]
General | News Room | Dec 10

Mississippi Development Authority’s Milligan to Serve as Chief Economic Development Officer

Jackson, Mississippi — December 10, 2018 — Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., announced today that Mickey Milligan has been promoted to Chief Economic Development Officer. Milligan previously served as MDA’s Business Development Manager. Prior to joining MDA, Milligan worked in management with BellSouth and AT&T in various roles, and for Laws Construction as vice […]
General | News Room | Dec 10

Mississippi Blues Trail Honors Buddy Guy

Lettsworth, Louisiana — December 8, 2018 — The Mississippi Blues Commission honors living blues legend Buddy Guy with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.   “Buddy Guy is a native son of Pointe Coupee Parish and an incredibly accomplished musician who has devoted his life to his music and to promoting Louisiana. He is a true […]
General | News Room | Dec 7

Governor Phil Bryant Recognizes Mississippi Companies for Success in Exporting

Jackson, Mississippi — December 7, 2018 — Governor Phil Bryant presented awards to four Mississippi companies at the 2018 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting event held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Mississippi. The awards recognize Mississippi companies for their success in beginning, maintaining or increasing export sales to international markets. “The companies honored at […]
General | News Room | Dec 6

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s Sutter Street Manufacturing Expanding Furniture Manufacturing Operations to Lee County

Jackson, Mississippi — December 6, 2018 — Sutter Street Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of  specialty home furnishings retailer Williams-Sonoma, Inc., is expanding its  upholstered furniture manufacturing operations by opening a facility in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. The project will result in the creation of 350 jobs over five years. “Furniture manufacturing is an important economic driver […]
General | News Room | Nov 27

Emilia Resources Expanding in De Kalb

Jackson, Mississippi — November 27, 2018 — Emilia Resources, manufacturer of over-the-counter cosmetic and personal-care products, is expanding for the second time in just more than a year in De Kalb, Mississippi. The project is a $1 million corporate investment and will create 27 jobs. “Leaders at all levels of government throughout the state partner to create […]