May 2014

Tower International Expanding Operations in Meridian

Meridian, Miss. (May 29, 2014) — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tower International, Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its facility in Meridian, Miss. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $15 million and will create 83 jobs. Tower International is a leading global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural […]

Nissan Adding 500 New Jobs at Canton Assembly Plant

Canton, Miss. (May 29, 2014) — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Nissan announced today the company is adding 500 new jobs at its vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss., to support the production of the 2015 Nissan Murano crossover beginning later this fall. The addition of the 500 jobs will bring employment at the […]

McDermott International Locates at Port of Gulfport

Gulfport, Miss. (May 19, 2014) — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from the Port of Gulfport and McDermott International announced today the company is locating pipeline finishing operations on the East Pier of the port. The project will create 100 full-time jobs in addition to the longshoremen that will be employed while vessels are at […]
General | News Room | May 15

MDA Leading Business Trip to Israel

Jackson, Miss. (May 15, 2014) – Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Israel from Sept. 14-19, 2014. The trip will focus on aerospace, defense and related industries and will include participation in the 5th Annual Israel Unmanned Systems 2014. This event will […]

Kemira Expanding in Aberdeen

Jackson, Miss. (May 14, 2014) – Officials from global chemicals company Kemira announce the company is expanding its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen, Miss. The project represents a corporate investment of $13.9 million and will create six direct jobs. “I appreciate this global, innovative leader in the chemicals industry for choosing to expand and […]

TanTec Leather to Locate Tannery in Vicksburg

Vicksburg, Miss (May 12, 2014) — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec announce the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg, Miss. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs. German-owned TanTec is recognized by […]
General | News Room | May 9

MDA to Host Seminars on Construction Lien Law

Jackson, Miss. (May 9, 2014) – The Mississippi Development Authority’s Minority and Small Business Development Division will host three seminars entitled Understanding Mississippi’s New Construction Lien Law. The seminars, which will be held in Tupelo, Gulfport and Jackson, are designed to educate Mississippi companies in the construction industry – particularly small and minority-owned companies – […]

2014 Energy Smart Award Winner Announced

Jackson, Miss. (May 8, 2014) – The Energy & Natural Resources Division of the Mississippi Development Authority announces the selection of Hannah Davis as the winner of the 2014 Energy Smart Award for the Region I Science and Engineering Fair. The event was held recently on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in […]