Dec 2014

OptimComfort, Inc. Locating Manufacturing Operations in Plantersville

Jackson, Miss. (December 23, 2014) – OptimComfort, Inc., medical furniture design and manufacturing company, is locating manufacturing operations in Plantersville, Miss., in Lee County. The company will locate in the 27,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by J. Ivy Industries. The project represents a $500,000 corporate investment and will create 70 jobs over the next three years. […]

Small Business Administration Awards MDA Funding for STEP Program

Jackson, Miss. (December 16, 2014) – The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded the Mississippi Development Authority funding for the Mississippi State Trade and Export Promotion Program. The STEP Program allows MDA to provide financial and technical assistance to small- and medium-sized Mississippi companies interested in growing their business through trade. Administered by MDA’s Trade […]

Suburban Plastics Expanding Operations in Grenada

Jackson, Miss. (December 11, 2014) — Suburban Plastics, manufacturer of thermoplastic and engineered composites, announced today the company is expanding operations at its Grenada, Miss., location to accommodate an increase in production. The expansion includes a 25,000 square foot addition to the company’s existing facility. The project represents a $350,000 corporate investment and will create […]

MDA Ranked among Top 10 Economic Development Organizations

Jackson, Miss. (December 9, 2014) – The Mississippi Development Authority has been ranked #9 among the Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations in the U.S. based upon research conducted by the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., the national leader in corporate site selection. “I am proud to see the efforts […]

Gov. Phil Bryant Recognizes Four Mississippi Companies

2014 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting Event Jackson, Miss. (December 4, 2014) – Gov. Phil Bryant presented four Mississippi companies with awards yesterday at the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting event, which was held at the Country Club of Jackson. Designed to recognize Mississippi companies for their success in maintaining or increasing […]

FNC Breaks Ground on New Headquarters in Oxford

Jackson, Miss. (December 2, 2014) – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. broke ground today at the site of the company’s new headquarters complex in Oxford, Mississippi. The new facility will accommodate future growth for the company. The project represents a $20-million corporate investment and will create 310 new jobs in […]

Health Care Industry Zone Act

Today’s health care industry offers an enormous economic development opportunity in Mississippi. The health care industry as a whole no longer simply refers to doctors, nurses, hospitals and patients. Like all thriving industries, health care has embraced technological advances to the benefit of patients and hospital and clinic workers everywhere. The industry now includes research […]