Oct 2019
General | News Room | Oct 18

Mississippi Writers Trail markers for Shelby Foote and Walker Percy unveiled in Greenville

Jackson, Mississippi — October 18, 2019 — Two Mississippi Writers Trail markers were unveiled Friday in Greenville during the Literary/Culinary Mash-Up luncheon held in conjunction with the annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival. Honorees were authors Shelby Foote and Walker Percy. Both markers are located in front of the E.E. Bass Cultural Center at 323 S […]
General | News Room | Oct 18

Mississippi Writers Trail Unveils Marker Honoring Tennessee Williams

Jackson, Mississippi — October 17, 2019 — The Mississippi Writers Trail celebrated the literary legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams on Thursday with the unveiling of a marker in Clarksdale. The Tennessee Williams marker is located in front of the Cutrer Mansion at 109 Clark St. “It’s a testament to the lasting legacy of […]
General | News Room | Oct 17

Governor Phil Bryant, Fastenal executives celebrate grand opening of new distribution center in Madison County

Jackson, Mississippi — October 17, 2019 — Governor Phil Bryant and executives from leading industrial supply company Fastenal celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new distribution center in Madison County on Thursday. The project, which was announced in June 2018, is an $11.5-million corporate investment and will create 60 jobs over the next three […]
General | News Room | Oct 11

Jamestown Metal expanding in Pascagoula to accommodate new contract, creating 100 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — October 11, 2019 — Jamestown Metal is expanding in Pascagoula to accommodate new contracts with shipbuilder VT Halter Marine. The project is a $375,000 corporate investment and will create 100 full-time jobs. “Jamestown Metal’s new contracts with VT Halter Marine are bringing 100 exciting new jobs to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where […]
General | News Room | Oct 11

Mississippi Writers Trail Unveils Fourth Marker Honoring William Faulkner

Jackson, Mississippi — October 10, 2019 — The Mississippi Writers Trail celebrated the world-renowned literary contributions of author William Faulkner on Thursday with the dedication of a marker in Oxford. The marker is located in front of Rowan Oak, the author’s longtime home, at 916 Old Taylor Rd. “William Faulkner is arguably one of the […]
General | News Room | Oct 8

Saf-T-Cart expanding in Clarksdale, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — October 8, 2019 — Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel carts and storage products for various commercial and industrial applications, is expanding in Clarksdale. The project represents a corporate investment of approximately $1.5 million and will create 25 jobs. “Mississippi’s manufacturing industry is one of our state’s strongest economic drivers, employing thousands of workers […]
General | News Room | Oct 7

Mississippi Writers Trail Unveils Marker Honoring Elizabeth Spencer

Jackson, Mississippi — October 5, 2019 — The Mississippi Writers Trail celebrated the literary contributions of author Elizabeth Spencer on Saturday with the dedication of a marker during the Carrollton Historic Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival. The Elizabeth Spencer marker is located in front of the Merrill Museum at 601 E. Jackson St. on the […]
General | News Room | Oct 2

Medical device company Zimmer Biomet locating distribution operations in Olive Branch, creating 100 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — October 2, 2019 — Leading medical device manufacturer and supplier Zimmer Biomet is growing its distribution operations by locating a facility in Olive Branch. The project will create 100 additional jobs. “Zimmer Biomet’s decision to invest in Olive Branch is a shining example of public-private partnerships collaborating to build stronger communities through […]
General | News Room | Sep 17

Superior Catfish expanding in Macon, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — September 17, 2019 — Catfish processing company Superior Catfish is expanding its operations in Macon. The project is a $17-million corporate investment and will create 25 jobs. “Superior Catfish’s expansion is a win-win for the company and the area’s local catfish farmers,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “Mississippi’s agriculture industry is our strongest […]
General | News Room | Sep 10

Free Contractor License Readiness Workshop to be held October 3 in Southaven

Jackson, Mississippi — September 10, 2019 — Contractors interested in becoming licensed or obtaining their Certificate of Responsibility are encouraged to register for the Mississippi Development Authority’s Contractor License Readiness Workshop. The workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. – noon at Community Bank located at 6910 Airways Blvd. in Southaven. The […]