Jun 2019
General | News Room | Jun 13

Humic Growth Solutions locating manufacturing, distribution operations in Sardis, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — June 13, 2019 — Humic Growth Solutions, producer of certified organic humate products for the agriculture industry, is locating manufacturing and distribution operations in Sardis. The project is a $7.99-million corporate investment and will create 25 jobs. “Mississippi is a leader in the agriculture industry, so it is fitting that one of […]
General | News Room | Jun 12

Mississippi Development Authority awards more than $2.7 million in Site Development Grants

Jackson, Mississippi — June 12, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority has awarded 17 Site Development Grants totaling more than $2.7 million to economic development organizations and local governments throughout the state. The Premier Site and Ready Site programs assist in developing site-ready locations to attract more jobs and capital investment to the state. “The […]
General | News Room | Jun 11

Relativity builds new autonomous rocket factory and expands testing facilities at Stennis Space Center

Jackson, Mississippi — June 11, 2019 — Aerospace company Relativity is expanding its rocket component production and rocket engine testing operations at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. The project is a $59-million corporate investment and will create 190 jobs, increasing employment at Relativity’s Stennis Space Center site to 200 workers. “The Mississippi Gulf […]
General | News Room | Jun 4

Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Development Authority to lead multi-industry business development mission to South Africa

Jackson, Mississippi — June 4, 2019 — Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a multi-sector business development mission to South Africa from July 21-26. Mississippi companies interested in expanding or initiating trade in the South African market are invited to participate. “The upcoming governor-led mission to South Africa is a unique […]
General | News Room | May 29

Six counties participating in 2019-20 Aspire Mississippi program

Jackson, Mississippi — May 29, 2019 — Representatives from six counties throughout the state are participating in Aspire Mississippi, a program designed to help develop leaders at the local level who will implement innovative programs and projects in their communities to spur economic growth. Representatives from Covington, Lawrence, Leake, Panola, Sharkey and Walthall counties, each […]
General | News Room | May 28

VT Halter Marine expanding in Pascagoula to accommodate U.S. Coast Guard contract, creating 900 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — May 28, 2019 — Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine is expanding in Pascagoula to accommodate a new contract with the U.S. Coast Guard. The project is a $37.5-million corporate investment and will create 900 jobs over the next five years. “VT Halter Marine is one of the best shipbuilders in the world, with […]
General | News Room | May 28

MDA begins taking applications June 3 for Gulf Coast Restoration Fund

Jackson, Mississippi — May 24, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority will begin taking applications Monday, June 3, for the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund. Representatives from MDA, as well as members of the GCRF advisory board, will review the projects and make recommendations to the Legislature. Legislators will fund selected projects during the 2020 session. […]
General | News Room | May 23

Mississippi Blues Trail unveils 204th marker in downtown Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi — May 23, 2019 — The Mississippi Blues Commission recognized the blues contributions of H.C. Speir with the unveiling today of a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. “The seeds of the blues may have taken root in the Mississippi Delta, but they grew in part because of the efforts of individuals like H.C. Speir […]
General | News Room | May 21

United Solutions increasing production in Sardis, creating 50 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — May 21, 2019 — Plastic housewares manufacturer United Solutions is increasing production in Sardis, making a corporate investment of $9.5 million and creating 50 jobs. “United Solutions’ expansion is great news for Panola County. Fifty new job opportunities for the people of Sardis and the surrounding area will strengthen the region’s economy and manufacturing […]
General | News Room | May 14

PeopleShores increasing workforce to 200 employees over next two years

Jackson, Mississippi — May 14, 2019 — Social enterprise technology company PeopleShores is adding 175 new jobs at its facility in Clarksdale. The company, which located to Clarksdale in January, initially created 25 jobs and plans to invest an additional $500,000 in the operations through 2020. “PeopleShores’ mission to provide gainful employment to individuals in […]