May 2013

Advanced Innovations East Expanding in Baldwyn

Baldwyn, Miss. (May 30, 2013) – Officials from Advanced Innovations East, a subsidiary of Sleep Innovations, and state and local officials broke ground today on a 108,000-square-foot expansion at the company’s location in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Baldwyn, Miss. The project represents a $4 million company investment and will create 50 jobs […]

GDIT Expanding in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Miss. (May 30, 2013) – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is locating a new Customer Support Center in the Cloverleaf Center on Hwy. 49 South in Hattiesburg, Miss. The project is expected to create 1,000 jobs. The new center will support General […]

United Furniture Expanding in Nettleton

Nettleton, Miss. (May 29, 2013) – Officials from United Furniture Industries have announced the company is expanding operations at its manufacturing facility in Nettleton, Miss. The project represents a company investment of $277,000 and will create a minimum of 100 new jobs. The company currently has 400 employees at the Nettleton facility. United Furniture is a manufacturer […]
General | News Room | May 29

State Receives Silver Shovel Award

Jackson, Miss. (May 29, 2013) – Area Development magazine, a leading economic development publication covering site selection and facility planning, has awarded Mississippi a 2013 Silver Shovel Award. The magazine’s annual Shovel Awards recognize state economic development agencies that drive significant job creation through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, processes and promotions that attract new businesses, […]

Five Below Opens Distribution Center

Olive Branch, Miss. (May 16, 2013)– State and local officials and officials from Five Below, a merchandise retailer to the teen and pre-teen markets, gathered today to cut the ribbon on Five Below’s new distribution operations in the former Mazda building in Olive Branch, Miss., in DeSoto County. The project represents a $2 million company investment […]

Enersteel Expanding in Natchez

Natchez, Miss. (May 15, 2013) –Officials from Enerfab have announced the company is expanding operations at its Natchez, Miss. location, which is known as Enersteel, to accommodate an increase in tank head production. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $11 million and will create 20 new jobs, bringing the total number employed […]

Natron Wood Products Locating in Louisville

Louisville, Miss. (May 13, 2013)– Gov. Bryant was on hand Monday with local and company officials to announce Natron Wood Products locating to Louisville, Miss., in Winston County. The operations will be located in a 265,000-square-foot existing facility, and represent a company investment of $10 million and will create more than 200 new jobs. “I appreciate […]

Gov. Bryant Signs Energy Severance Tax Law

Jackson, Miss. (May 9, 2013) – Legislation that will dramatically reduce the state’s tax rate for oil and natural gas companies that use horizontal drilling was recently signed into law. Gov. Phil Bryant affirmed House Bill 1698 on April 23, advancing a major component of his Energy Works: Mississippi’s Energy Roadmap plan. “Mississippi has been […]

Roxul Locating in Byhalia

Byhalia, Miss. (May 8, 2013)– Governor Phil Bryant, along with local officials and officials from Roxul Inc., today broke ground on the company’s first-ever U.S. manufacturing facility. Roxul is a leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation products. Roxul Inc. announced the new manufacturing operation in June 2012 and is locating its 600,000-squre foot production facility in […]

Shamrock Plank Flooring Locating in Hernando

Hernando, Miss. (May 6, 2013) – Officials from Shamrock Plan Flooring, a division of J.T. Shannon Lumber, announced today the company is expanding its presence in north Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in the 62,900-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Stylecraft Lamps in Hernando, Miss., in DeSoto County. The project represents a company investment of $1 […]