Aug 2016
General | News Room | Aug 31

Southern Motion Expanding Furniture Manufacturing Operations in Baldwyn

Jackson, Mississippi — August 31, 2016 — Reclining furniture manufacturer Southern Motion is expanding in Baldwyn, investing $20 million and creating 600 jobs. “I appreciate the team at Southern Motion for once again investing in its operations and for bringing hundreds of new jobs to the Northeast Mississippi region,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “Southern Motion is the definition […]
General | News Room | Aug 31

Plum Creek Environmental Expanding in North Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — August 31, 2016 — Plum Creek Environmental, manufacturer and distributor of waste and recycling containers and equipment, is expanding in North Mississippi, investing $825,000 and creating 50 jobs. “I appreciate the Plum Creek Environmental team for bringing 50 new jobs to the people of North Mississippi by expanding to accommodate the company’s growth,” Governor […]
General | News Room | Aug 30

Model Contractor Development Program Kicks Off September 12

Jackson, Mississippi — August 30, 2016 — The Mississippi Development Authority kicks off its Model Contractor Development Program workshop series at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Roy Anderson Corp. facility at 11400 Reichold Road in Gulfport, Mississippi. Workshop participants will learn how to increase their operations and bonding capacity. The nine-week workshop series is free, […]
General | News Room | Aug 26

2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting Event

Jackson, Mississippi — August 26, 2016 — Governor Phil Bryant presented six Mississippi companies with awards at the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting event held at the Jackson Convention Complex. The awards recognize Mississippi companies for their success in beginning, maintaining or increasing export sales to international markets. “I congratulate this year’s winners for growing their business […]
General | News Room | Aug 25

Standard Industrial Expanding in Clarksdale, Creating 25 Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — August 25, 2016 — Standard Industrial, manufacturer of press brakes, shears and hydraulic presses, is expanding in Clarksdale, Mississippi, investing $1.357 million and creating 25 jobs. “I thank the team at Standard Industrial for expanding its footprint in Clarksdale and creating new jobs for the residents of Coahoma County. The new jobs and investment will […]
General | News Room | Aug 23

iMold Plastics Locating Operations in Waynesboro

Jackson, Mississippi — August 23, 2016 — Plastic container manufacturer iMold Plastics, a subsidiary of iSpice Foods, is locating operations in Waynesboro, Mississippi, investing $4 million and creating 33 jobs. “I am pleased to welcome iMold Plastics as the newest member of the Wayne County business community and newest corporate partner to Mississippi,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “I […]
General | News Room | Aug 22

Freedom Trail Marker honoring Unita Blackwell to be unveiled

Jackson, Mississippi — August 22, 2016 — Visit Mississippi will unveil its 22nd Freedom Trail marker honoring Unita Blackwell at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016, in Grey Russell Park, Highways 1 and 14 in Mayersville, Mississippi. The marker commemorates Blackwell’s accomplishments as a civil rights era activist who advocated for blacks to pursue the […]
General | News Room | Aug 17

2nd Annual Mississippi Book Festival to be held August 20 in Downtown Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi — August 17, 2016 — In celebration of Mississippi’s rich literary heritage, the second annual Mississippi Book Festival will take place Saturday, August 20, on the grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol in downtown Jackson. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. “Pulitzer Prize winners Richard Ford and Jon Meacham […]

Skyline Steel Expanding in Iuka

Jackson, Mississippi — August 16, 2016 — Skyline Steel, a Nucor company, is expanding operations in Iuka, Mississippi, investing $15 million and creating 15 new jobs. “Mississippi’s existing businesses, like Skyline Steel, are at the core of the state’s economy. When they grow and create new jobs for the state’s workforce, they are not only investing in their […]
General | News Room | Aug 9

Seemann Composites, Inc. Expanding in Gulfport

Jackson, Mississippi — August 9, 2016 — Seemann Composites, Inc., is expanding operations in Gulfport, Mississippi, investing $4.6 million and creating 42 new jobs to accommodate a contract with the U.S. Navy. “Mississippi’s maritime and defense industries are thriving on the Gulf Coast, and Seemann Composites’ expansion to support a new contract with the U.S. Navy […]