Jul 2016
General | News Room | Jul 27

McNeely Plastics Expanding into Hazlehurst, Miss., Creating 25 Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi – Plastic products manufacturer McNeely Plastics invests $6.5 million and creates 25 new jobs at the company’s new operations in Hazlehurst, Miss. “Throughout the state, we work hard to provide a business environment favorable for companies’ growth and success. McNeely Plastics’ expansion and investment in Hazlehurst serves as a testament to that,” Gov. […]
General | News Room | Jul 20

Leggett & Platt Invests in Tupelo, Creating 25 New Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — July 20, 2016 — Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, manufacturer of products for a diverse group of industries, is expanding operations in Tupelo, Mississippi, investing $967,000 and creating 25 new jobs. “Job creation in today’s demanding marketplace is important to growing a strong economy and building vibrant communities,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “I appreciate […]
General | News Room | Jul 18

AIA Countertops Locating Operations in Lee County

Jackson, Mississippi – AIA Countertops, a division of Patrick Industries, Inc., is expanding its operations into Baldwyn, Mississippi in Lee County, investing $600,000 and creating 60 new jobs. “I am pleased the AIA team chose Lee County as the location of their new countertop fabrication operation,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “I know the skilled, productive workforce […]

2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism will take place September 18-20 in Natchez, Mississippi. For details, click here. 
General | News Room | Jul 13

FAA Expands Restricted Air Space over Stennis Space Center

Jackson, Mississippi — July 13, 2016 — The Federal Aviation Administration has expanded the restricted air space over NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. The expanded restricted air space bolsters Mississippi’s efforts to recruit more industry leaders to Stennis Space Center and the Gulf Coast region. “The FAA’s approval of the expansion of restricted […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Announces Expansion at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi

Farnborough, England — July 11, 2016 — Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced that assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket […]
General | News Room | Jul 8

Craig Ray to lead State’s Tourism Efforts

Jackson, Mississippi — July 7, 2016 — Veteran tourism professional Craig Ray will take over as Visit Mississippi Director at the Mississippi Development Authority.  Ray was appointed to the position by MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “Craig has a proven history with both tourism and MDA,” said McCullough. “His results-driven performance record will enhance Mississippi as […]
General | News Room | Jul 8

Chiquita Returns to Port of Gulfport

Jackson, Mississippi — July 6, 2016 — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from banana giant Chiquita Brands International announce the company is returning its shipping operations to the Port of Gulfport in Gulfport, Mississippi. “Chiquita’s return demonstrates the ‘Port of the Future,’ or the Port of Gulfport, is the right fit for companies with international […]
General | News Room | Jul 8

Tech Leader Parker Hannifin Expands in Holly Springs

Jackson, Mississippi — June 30, 2016 — Global company Parker Hannifin has expanded operations, creating 12 new jobs at its location in Holly Springs, Mississippi. “Parker Hannifin’s expansion in Holly Springs speaks volumes about the supportive business climate and skilled workforce the company relies on in Marshall County and its other Mississippi locations,” Governor Phil Bryant said. […]