Jul 2014
General | News Room | Jul 31

State Receives Fourth Consecutive Silver Shovel Award

Jackson, Miss. (July 31, 2014) – For the fourth consecutive year, Area Development magazine awards Mississippi a Silver Shovel Award for its successful economic development efforts. The state received the honor in the magazine’s “States with Populations Less than 3 Million” category. The awards are presented to the states with the highest weighted scores based […]
General | News Room | Jul 25

MDA Names New Chief Financial Officer

Jackson, Miss. (July 29, 2014) – The Mississippi Development Authority has hired Jay McCarthy as the agency’s new chief financial officer. McCarthy starts August 1 and brings to MDA nearly 30 years of experience in finance, banking and economic development. “Jay has the experience, skills and knowledge needed to successfully serve as the chief financial […]

Barefoot Carriers Expanding Operations in Ripley

Jackson, Miss. (July 24, 2014) — Family-owned and operated trucking company Barefoot Carriers is expanding its operations in Ripley, Miss. The project represents a $2 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. The expansion involves the addition of 12 trucks and trailers, new equipment, and the extension of the company’s truck and trailer […]
General | News Room | Jul 23

Tickets Still Available for Special Screening of Get on Up

Proceeds to benefit Mission Mississippi Jackson, Miss. (July 23, 2014) – On Sunday, July 27, Hollywood will return to Mississippi for the exclusive red carpet screening of Universal Studios’ James Brown biopic Get on Up. The event will be held at Grandview Cinema in Madison. A limited number of tickets to the event are still […]

Moon River Foods to Create 100 New Jobs

Jackson, Miss. (July 22, 2014) — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Moon River Foods announced today the company is locating a new fish processing operation in Baird, Miss., in Sunflower County. The project represents a corporate investment of $3 million and will create 100 new jobs. Working with contract fishermen licensed by the Mississippi […]

Weyerhaeuser to Invest in Neshoba County Lumber Facility

Philadelphia, Miss. (July 21, 2014) — Weyerhaeuser announced today it will make a significant capital investment over a three-year period to install two continuous direct fired kilns and a new planer mill at its softwood lumber mill in Philadelphia, Miss. Work on the upgrades is expected to begin immediately. To launch these projects, the company […]

MTM, Inc. Locating Operations in Jackson

Jackson, Miss. (July 18, 2014) — Health care and transportation management company MTM, Inc. is locating non-emergency medical transportation and call center operations in Jackson, Miss. The project represents a $400,000 corporate investment and will create 80 new jobs. “I am glad to welcome MTM as the newest business partner to Mississippi and as the […]

How is Toyota Mississippi Turning Blue Springs Green?

From: Toyota USA Newsroom (July 07, 2014) A pavilion, a play structure and a community garden are just some of the features that are included in the plans for the Toyota-Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park. Sean Suggs, vice president of administration for Toyota Mississippi, and Rita Gentry, mayor of Blue Springs, unveiled the […]

BorgWarner Expanding Operations in Water Valley

Water Valley, Miss. (July 7, 2014) — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced today the company is expanding operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company’s advanced transmission solutions. The project is the company’s fourth expansion in Water Valley. It represents a company investment of $43 […]

Green Bay Converting Locating Operations in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Miss. (July 7, 2014) — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Green Bay Converting, converter of sanitary towel and tissue products, announced today the company is expanding its operations into Mississippi with a facility in Hattiesburg. The project represents a corporate investment of $48 million and will create 300 new jobs. “I am proud […]