Oct 2013

November Proclaimed "Innovation Month"

Jackson, Miss. – (October 31, 2013) While speaking today to nearly 2,000 business leaders from around the state at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Hobnob event, Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed November 2013 as Innovation Month in Mississippi. “Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012, marking the first time the state’s economy surpassed $100 billion,” […]

SpaceX to Test Rocket Engines in Hancock Co.

Jackson, Miss. – (October 23, 2013)  Another engine rocket testing program is coming to NASA’s Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant announced. SpaceX, a commercial spaceflight company, will bring initial testing of their Raptor methane rocket engines—the latest in propulsion technology, capable of generating nearly 300 tons of thrust in vacuum—to NASA’s Stennis […]

Rolls-Royce Opens Second Jet Engine Test Stand at Stennis Space Center

Hancock County, Miss. (October 16, 2013) – Officials from Rolls-Royce and state and local leaders gathered today in Hancock County, Miss., to officially open the company’s second jet engine test stand. Located at the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, the test stand represents a $50 million corporate […]

Wayne Farms Expanding in Laurel

Laurel, Miss. – (October 11, 2013)  Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel, Miss. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of […]

Maple Land and Timber Expanding in Prentiss Co.

Jackson, Miss. (October 8, 2013) – Officials from Maple Land and Timber have announced the company is expanding its operation located near Baldwyn, Miss., which is known as American Land and Timber, to begin producing lumber for export to overseas markets. The expansion includes the addition of a new sawmill and the construction of a […]

Metso Opens Expanded Operations

Clarksdale, Miss. (October 5, 2013) – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Metso cut the ribbon today on the company’s expanded operations in Clarksdale, Miss. Metso announced in September 2012 it would increase its conveyor component operations at the Clarksdale location. The project represents a $4 million company investment, and it created 30 new jobs and retained […]

Southern Auto Conference to Recognize "Manufacturing Day"

Jackson, Miss. – (October 1, 2013)  On Friday, Oct. 4, manufacturers will gather during the 2013 Southern Automotive Conference at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss., to recognize Manufacturing Day. This is a national movement that brings the industry together with the education and public sectors to support the growth and importance of manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing […]

Attala Steel Opens New Facility in Kosciusko

Kosciusko, Miss. – (October 1, 2013)  Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Attala Steel Industries cut the ribbon today on the addition of a galvanizing facility at the company’s steel mill in Kosciusko, Miss. The expansion represents a company investment of $5 million and is creating 20 new jobs, nine of which have already been filled. […]