Feb 2019
General | News Room | Feb 20

Hay and forage equipment maker Krone locating North American headquarters and distribution operations in Olive Branch, moving 45 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — February 20, 2019 — Krone, a worldwide leader in the manufacture and distribution of hay and forage equipment, is relocating its North American headquarters and parts distribution operations from Memphis to Olive Branch. The company is investing $1.5 million and moving 45 jobs to the North Mississippi location. “Krone is known worldwide for its […]
General | News Room | Feb 19

Free Connecting Energy Education with Energy Management workshop

Jackson, Mississippi — February 19, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division is hosting a free workshop, Connecting Energy Education with Energy Management, on Wednesday, February 20, in Hernando. The workshop will be held in the DeSoto County Schools Central Services Board Room #137A, located at 5 East South Street. Registration begins at […]
General | News Room | Feb 7

Vicksburg Plant Food expanding in Vicksburg, creating 20 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — February 7, 2019 — Liquid fertilizer manufacturer Vicksburg Plant Food is expanding and plans to invest $20 million in the project and create 20 jobs. “Vicksburg has experienced significant economic growth in recent years, and Vicksburg Plant Food’s expansion continues that momentum. I commend the company for choosing to grow in the River City […]
General | News Room | Feb 5

Tupelo Middle School wins 2019 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Jackson, Mississippi — February 5, 2019 — Students from Tupelo Middle School won the 2019 Mississippi Regional Science Bowl, which was held Saturday, February 2, at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus. The Science Bowl was sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division and MSMS, and 27 teams from middle […]
General | News Room | Feb 5

Free Model Contractor Development Program kicks off Feb. 26 in Columbus

Jackson, Mississippi — February 5, 2019 — Contractors interested in expanding their business are encouraged to enroll in the Mississippi Development Authority’s free Model Contractor Development Program. The program kicks off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, at Gregory Construction, located at 1447 Industrial Park Road in Columbus. The nine-week workshop series covers relevant topics for […]
General | News Room | Feb 4

“A Night on the River” Marks 10 Years of Mississippi Night at Los Angeles GRAMMY Museum®

Jackson, Mississippi — February 4, 2019 — GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi presents “A Night on the River: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Mississippi Night” at GRAMMY Museum® L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Held Thursday, February 7, “A Night on the River” precedes the 61st GRAMMY Awards® ceremony on Sunday, February 10. “It is an honor that […]
General | News Room | Jan 31

HomeStretch, Inc., increasing furniture production in Nettleton, creating 71 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — January 31, 2019 — HomeStretch, Inc., an upholstered reclining furniture manufacturer, is expanding in Nettleton. The project is a $500,000 corporate investment and will create 71 jobs.  “HomeStretch is a great example of a homegrown company finding the tools and resources needed for long-term success in our great state. I know its new employees, […]
General | News Room | Jan 24

Entergy Nuclear expanding operations, workforce in Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Entergy Nuclear is expanding its operations and workforce in Mississippi, creating 70 new jobs at its Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson and more than 250 new jobs at its Jackson-based headquarters.   “Entergy’s decisions to locate its nuclear headquarters in Jackson and seek the relicensing of the […]
General | News Room | Jan 24

Corelle Brands opening manufacturing and distribution facility in Marshall County, creating 400 jobs

Jackson, Miss. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Corelle Brands LLC, a leading American manufacturer and marketer of houseware brands such as Pyrex, Snapware and Corelle, announced it is moving a portion of its manufacturing and distribution operations to Marshall County. The company plans to invest $27.7 million in the construction of a new facility and create […]
General | News Room | Jan 22

Mississippi Blues Trail unveils 203rd marker in Pensacola

Pensacola, Florida — January 18, 2019 — The Mississippi Blues Commission recognized the blues contributions of Pensacola, Florida, with the unveiling today of a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. “Pensacola’s historic entertainment district of Blemont-DeVilliers played an integral role in encouraging the blues genre’s growth beyond Mississippi state lines to locations around the world,” said Visit Mississippi Director […]