Feb 2014

Automotive industry driving manufacturing activity in Mississippi

From: Mississippi Business Journal (February 21, 2014) Mississippi’s thriving automotive industry gave the state a boost in employment during January, according to a monthly survey of manufacturing activity in the southeastern states. The Southeast Purchasing Managers Index released by Kennesaw State University reported increased employment and finished inventory in the state. The survey also found […]

Caterpillar Expands in Corinth

Corinth, Miss. (February 14, 2014)  —  Caterpillar Inc.’s Corinth, Miss., plant is expanding to produce C175 remanufactured engines. The project represents a corporate investment of $14.8 million and will create 30 jobs. The Corinth facility is Caterpillar’s lead facility for large engine remanufacturing worldwide. The C175 engines are used in Caterpillar’s mining trucks and electric […]
General | News Room | Feb 10

MCDP Starts Feb. 20 in Jackson

Jackson, Miss. (February 10, 2014) — The Mississippi Development Authority will kick off its Model Contractor Development Program workshop series on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in the Fifth Floor Training Room of the Strayer University building, located at 460 Briarwood Drive in Jackson. The nine weekly workshops are designed to teach small contractors and businesses […]
General | News Room | Feb 6

Oxford Middle School Wins MS Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Jackson, Miss. (February 6, 2014) — Students from Oxford Middle School in Oxford, Miss., won the 2014 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl, which was held Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus. The competition was co-sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division, the Tennessee […]
General | News Room | Feb 3

Website, App Connect Job Seekers, Employers

Resource: Still electronic images of the site and app are available for download at http://mississippiworks.org/mediakit.html Jackson, Miss. (February 3, 2014)  —  Gov. Phil Bryant today unveiled a first-of-its-kind interactive resource that pairs employers and job seekers through both a website and a mobile application. Gov. Bryant first announced the new effort in his 2014 State of […]