Sep 2014

Columbia Parachute Company Expanding Operations in Columbia

Jackson, Miss. (September 29, 2014) — Officials from Columbia Parachute Company announce the company is expanding its operations in Columbia, Miss. The project represents a $300,000 corporate investment and will create 26 new jobs, bringing the total number employed by the company to 50. Columbia Parachute Company currently leases space in the Pioneer Aerospace facility […]

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Expanding in Olive Branch

Olive Branch, Miss. (September 26, 2014) — Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its 2-million-square-foot distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss. The project is creating approximately 900 new jobs, in addition to the over 650 current employees. Additionally, the facility employs between 2,000 and 3,000 seasonal workers […]

Newport Home Furnishings Expanding Operations in New Albany

Jackson, Miss. (September 10, 2014) – Officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings announce the company is expanding its operations in New Albany to accommodate an increase in sales. The project represents a corporate investment of $270,000 and will create 45 new jobs. “The state’s furniture manufacturers are key players in north Mississippi’s economy, […]
General | News Room | Sep 11

Mississippi Delegation to Attend SEUS-Japan Conference

Jackson, Miss. (September 11, 2014) – Gov. Phil Bryant and Yates Construction President and CEO William Yates III will lead a delegation of economic development professionals and business leaders to Tokyo, Japan for the 37th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan – U.S. Southeast Associations, or SEUS-Japan, which will take place […]
General | News Room | Sep 8

Winners of “Selected to Serve Leadership Training” Contest Announced

Jackson, Miss. (September 8, 2014) – Five Mississippi communities have been chosen as winners of the “Selected to Serve Leadership Training” contest held by Mississippi Development Authority’s Asset Development Division. The cities of Ellisville, Kosciusko, Pascagoula, Petal and Philadelphia were selected as winners of the contest, and representatives from each community will attend a leadership […]

HomeStretch, Inc. Expanding Operations in Nettleton

Jackson, Miss. (September 2, 2014) — Officials from upholstered reclining furniture manufacturer HomeStretch, Inc. announce the company is expanding its operations in Nettleton, Miss., by adding 60,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to its existing facility. The project will create 60 new jobs, bringing the number of employees at the Nettleton location to […]
General | News Room | Sep 2

MCDP Starts Sept. 2 in Gulfport

Jackson, Miss. (September 2, 2014) – The Mississippi Development Authority kicks off its Model Contractor Development Program workshop series at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 2, at Roy Anderson Corp facility, located at 11400 Reichold Road in Gulfport, Miss. The ten weekly workshops, designed to teach small contractors and businesses practices that will improve their company’s […]