Mar 2016
General | News Room | Mar 31

Billy’s Original Foods Cooks up to 25 New Jobs in Vicksburg

Jackson, Mississippi — March 31, 2016 — Officials from Billy’s Original Foods announce the company is creating at least 25 jobs and investing $511,000 in food production operations in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Billy’s Original Foods is a manufacturer of artisan, ready-to-eat frozen Italian meals and deli products. “I appreciate the team at Billy’s Original Foods for selecting a […]
General | News Room | Mar 29

Fifty Comfortable Careers Coming to Belmont: Comfort Revolution Expanding

Jackson, Mississippi — Comfort Revolution, manufacturer of high-end sleep products, is creating 50 new jobs and investing $1.5 million by expanding operations at its location in Belmont. “I appreciate the Comfort Revolution team for once again investing in its operations and for bringing new jobs to Northeast Mississippi,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “Job-creation is critical […]
General | News Room | Mar 28

Visit Mississippi Launches “Ultimate Outdoor Throwdown”

Jackson, Mississippi – March 28, 2016 – The Mississippi Ultimate Outdoor Throwdown, a March Madness-style bracket that lets voters name the most amazing outdoor adventure in Mississippi, launched Monday, March 28.  The bracket, promoted in partnership with Outside Magazine, matches up 32 of Mississippi’s prized outdoor attractions and activities, such as well know trails, lakes, state […]
General | News Room | Mar 22

BPI Packaging Bringing 150 New Jobs to Olive Branch

Jackson, Mississippi — BPI Packaging, LLC will invest $8 million and create 150 jobs in Olive Branch, Governor Phil Bryant and company officials announced today. “The state of Mississippi is glad to welcome BPI Packaging as its newest business partner,” Governor Bryant said. “I thank the BPI team for recognizing the numerous benefits of a […]

Governor Moves Workforce Training Forward with Approval of Senate Bill 2808

Jackson, Mississippi — Job creation in Mississippi got a boost with legislation Governor Phil Bryant signed into law today. The State Workforce Bill, or Senate Bill 2808, creates a new workforce training fund allowing state leaders to allocate dollars toward workforce training. “My primary goal as governor is to make sure every Mississippian who wants a job […]
General | News Room | Mar 16

ROCKFON Breaks Ground on Acoustic Ceiling Tile Plant in Marshall County, Miss.

Jackson, Mississippi (March 16, 2016) – Less than four months after announcing plans to locate in Mississippi, officials from ROCKFON and state and local leaders gathered today to break ground on the company’s $42 million acoustic ceiling tile manufacturing plant in Marshall County, Miss. The new facility will employ 90 workers at full capacity. “Today […]
General | News Room | Mar 16

Workforce Training Bill Heads to Governor

Jackson, Mississippi – Legislation to bolster Mississippi’s workforce is on the way to Governor Bryant’s desk. The House passed Senate Bill 2808 on Tuesday. The bill creates the Mississippi Works Fund to provide highly focused workforce training for new and existing businesses. This fund is an addition to the Workforce Enhancement Training Fund, which provides […]
General | News Room | Mar 14

Mississippi Development Authority to Lead Business Development Mission to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jackson, Mississippi (March 14, 2016) – Representatives from Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 6-10, 2016. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi companies interested in expanding trade and building new business relationships with prospects in […]


A delegation from Mississippi will attend Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems XPONENTIAL 2016 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s XPONENTIAL 2016 conference is scheduled for May 2-5 in New Orleans, La., at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. XPONENTIAL is the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and […]
General | News Room | Mar 10

Free Business Development Workshops Kick Off in Yazoo City

Jackson, Mississippi — March 10, 2016 — Improving operations and increasing capacity will be the focus of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Business Development Workshop series. The workshops begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the Yazoo Community Center located at 516 Canal Street in Yazoo City, Mississippi. The workshop series is designed to teach businesses, […]