Apr 2015
General | News Room | Apr 30

Governor Phil Bryant Names Glenn McCullough Jr. as MDA Executive Director

Jackson, Mississippi — April 30, 2015 — Governor Phil Bryant today named Glenn McCullough Jr. as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Bryant made the announcement at the 66th annual meeting of the Mississippi Economic Council. McCullough is the former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, former director of the Appalachian Regional Commission and former […]
General | News Room | Apr 30

MDA’s 2015 Government Procurement Conference and Trade Fair

Jackson, Mississippi — April 30, 2015 — Mississippi businesses can learn more about subcontracting and procurement opportunities at the Mississippi Development Authority’s 2015 Government Procurement Opportunities Conference and Trade Fair May 5th at Landers Center, which is located at 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven, Mississippi. A barbecue and blues welcome and networking reception kicking off the event […]
General | News Room | Apr 29

Mississippi Development Authority Launches New Website

Jackson, Mississippi — April. 29, 2015 — Mississippi Development Authority launched its new website today as part of the agency’s efforts to provide targeted information about the state’s thriving business climate and substantial competitive advantages. The state’s outreach efforts to attract new global and domestic business can be visited online at www.choosemississippi.org. The comprehensive website features […]

Kellex Seating Locating Manufacturing Operations in Tupelo

Jackson, Mississippi — April 20,2015 — Officials from Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, announce the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as […]
General | News Room | Apr 15

Governor’s 2015 Export Summit Sets Sights on Boosting Mississippi Exports

Jackson, Mississippi — April 15, 2015 — Open the door to your business’s export opportunities with the Governor’s 2015 Export Summit scheduled for May 7, 2015, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson. Governor Phil Bryant will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the event, designed to provide direct access […]
General | News Room | Apr 15

MDA to Lead Business Development Mission to South America

Jackson, Mississippi — April 15, 2015 — Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a Pacific Alliance business development mission July 13-21, 2015. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses that want to expand trade and create new business relationships with qualified buyers in Colombia, Peru and Chile. […]

VIP Cinema Seating Expanding Operations in New Albany

Jackson, Mississippi — April 14, 2015 — Movie theater seating manufacturer VIP Cinema Seating is expanding its operations in New Albany, Mississippi. The project represents a corporate investment of $2 million and will create 50 new jobs, bringing employment at the company to approximately 350. “Mississippi’s furniture industry, one of the state’s largest manufacturing sectors, has […]
General | News Room | Apr 8

MDA’s Christensen Named Greensboro, North Carolina Partnership CEO

Jackson, Mississippi — April 8, 2015 — Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen has been named the new president and CEO of the Greensboro Partnership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He will begin the position by June 1, 2015. MDA Chief Administrative Officer Manning McPhillips will assume responsibility for the agency’s daily operations upon Christensen’s […]

Raytheon Cuts Ribbon on New Facility in Forest

Jackson, Mississippi — April 8, 2015 — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems gathered today for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s new 20,000-square-foot Far Field Test Facility in Forest, Miss. This facility is part of an overall growth plan that includes a significant corporate investment and the creation of […]

Avectus Healthcare Solutions Expanding in Corinth

Jackson, Mississippi — April 7, 2015 — Officials from data processor Avectus Healthcare Solutions, LLC announce the company is expanding operations in Corinth, Mississippi. The project represents a $400,000 investment and will create 70 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility to approximately 270. In September 2014, Avectus Healthcare announced an expansion to […]