Sep 2013

Feuer Powertrain Locating in Tunica

Tunica, Miss. – (September 24, 2013)  Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Feuer Powertrain GmbH held an announcement and groundbreaking ceremony today in Tunica, Miss., at the future site of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations. The project represents a $140 million corporate investment and will create 300 new jobs. Feuer, manufacturer of crankshafts for the […]

Yokohama Tire Corp. Breaks Ground in West Point

West Point, Miss. – (September 23, 2013)  Phil Bryant, executives from Yokohama Tire Corporation and state and local officials gathered today in West Point, Miss., to break ground on Yokohama’s first ground-up manufacturing facility in the United States. The company will manufacture commercial truck tires at the plant and had announced in April of this year […]
General | News Room | Sep 19

MDA Promotes Careers of Tomorrow Project

Jackson, Miss. – (September 19, 2013) The Mississippi Development Authority is partnering with Central Mississippi Planning & Development District to promote the Mississippi Careers of Tomorrow project. In 2012 CMPDD received a $5 million Technical Skills Training Grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The workforce initiative is designed to address current workforce skill gaps in […]

Posturecraft Mattress Co. Locating in Plantersville

Jackson, Miss. – (September 17, 2013) Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Posturecraft Mattress Company announced today the company is locating bedding manufacturing operations in Plantersville, Miss., in Lee County. The project represents a $1.75 million company investment and is creating more than 100 new jobs. In April, Posturecraft’s facility in Alabama was destroyed by […]
General | News Room | Sep 9

State Leading Business Mission to Brazil

Jackson, Miss. (September 9, 2013) – Gov. Phil Bryant is leading an economic development mission in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Sept. 9 – 13, 2013. Joining Gov. Bryant will be Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen, Port of Gulfport Director Jonathan Daniels, Port of Pascagoula Director Mark McAndrews and representatives […]

St. James Lighting Expanding in Columbia

Jackson, Miss. (Sept. 4, 2013) – Officials from St. James Lighting have announced the company is expanding its operations in Columbia, Miss., in order to meet a growing demand for its products. The project represents a $225,000 company investment and is creating 20 new jobs. The company currently has 23 employees. St. James Lighting, manufacturer of […]