Oct 2014

Governor Bryant Proclaims November as "Innovation Month"

Jackson, Miss. (October 30, 2014) – Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed November 2014 as Innovation Month in Mississippi. “Mississippi’s economy continues to grow, and last year it topped $105 billion,” Gov. Bryant said. “In today’s climate, it’s essential to have innovative ideas and approaches to drive job growth, to fuel expansion and to adapt to […]

Calstar Celebrates Grand Opening of Columbus Plant

Columbus, Mississippi — October 23, 2014 — CalStar Products, manufacturer of low-energy, low-carbon masonry products, marked the official grand opening of its Columbus, Miss., plant with a ribbon cutting October 21. Community members, state and local development officials, company investors, and plant employees came together to celebrate and provide an up-close-and-personal tour of CalStar’s manufacturing technology. “Today is truly […]

Villa International Locating Operations in Belmont

Jackson, Miss. (October 23, 2014) – Villa International, the premier manufacturer of luxury furniture for motorhomes, announces the company is locating operations in the former Falcon Products facility in Belmont, Miss., in Tishomingo County. The project represents a $250,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs over a five year period. “I am proud to welcome Villa International […]

Newpark Drilling Fluids Locating Operations in Summit

Jackson, Miss. (October 15, 2014) — Officials from Newpark Drilling Fluids announced today the company is locating drilling fluid production operations in Summit, Miss. NDF’s new location will allow the company to more easily service the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, an oil and gas play in southwest Mississippi and Louisiana. The project will create 40 new […]

Ice Industries Expanding Operations in Grenada

Jackson, Miss. (October 15, 2014) — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Ice Industries Grenada announced today the company is continuing to expand and improve operations at its facility in Grenada, Miss. The project marks the company’s fifth expansion since 2010. It represents a company investment of $1.8 million and will create 50 new jobs, […]

Innpack, Inc. Locating Operations in Olive Branch

Jackson, Miss. (October 10, 2014) – Officials from Innpack, Inc., manufacturer of packaging for the food industry, announced today the company is locating manufacturing operations in Olive Branch, Miss. The company currently has operations in Memphis, Tenn., where it rents a facility. Innpack has purchased its new production facility in Olive Branch and will move the […]
General | News Room | Oct 7

Port of Gulfport Negotiates Long Term Lease with Dole

Gulfport, Miss. (October 7, 2014) – The Mississippi State Port Authority is in final lease negotiations with Dole Fresh Fruit Company which will provide Dole with a state-of-the-art, expanded port terminal. Under the agreement, Dole will relocate their operations to the west pier, significantly increasing capacity at the Port. The new lease calls for a […]

Calbee North America Locates in Senatobia

Jackson, Miss. (October 7, 2014) – Snack food manufacturer Calbee North America announce the company has located operations in the former BMW distribution facility in Senatobia, Miss., in Tate County. The project represents a corporate investment of $51.1 million and will create 254 jobs over the next five years. “I am honored Calbee North America […]
General | News Room | Oct 3

Gov. Phil Bryant Begins Mississippi Works Tour

Jackson, Miss. (October 3, 2014) — Gov. Phil Bryant started his statewide Mississippi Works tour in Meridian, Miss., on Friday at the MSU Riley Center.  The tour will focus on Mississippi’s economy, workforce training and economic development efforts. “The Mississippi Works tour will allow us to share what’s going on in the State of Mississippi […]