Oct 2016

Express Grain Terminals Expands in Greenwood, Creates 65 Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — October 25, 2016 — Express Grain Terminals has expanded agricultural product processing operations in Greenwood, Mississippi, creating 10 new jobs and investing $2 million. Earlier this year, the company created 55 jobs and invested $13 million in Mississippi. “Agribusiness is a significant economic driver in Mississippi. I am glad Express Grain Terminals found the […]

Raytheon chooses US site to manufacture Air Force jet trainer

Raytheon plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System, a proposed jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force, in Meridian, Mississippi. Should the Air Force approve the company’s proposal for the Advanced Pilot Training program, Raytheon would establish a final assembly and check-out facility at a site it has chosen in Meridian. “Our process determined […]
General | News Room | Oct 17

Praxair Surface Technologies and GE Aviation Announce Joint Venture in Ellisville

Jackson, Mississippi — October 17, 2016 — Following a competitive site-selection process, Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), and GE Aviation today announced the formal creation of joint venture PG Technologies, LLC, which will primarily be located in Ellisville. This location will supplement the services from other PG Technologies locations […]
General | News Room | Oct 11

MDA Recognizes 2016 Economic Development Ambassadors

Jackson, Miss. (Oct. 11, 2016) – The Mississippi Development Authority recognized and celebrated members of its Ambassadors Program with an open house at the Woolfolk Building and a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Capital Club today in downtown Jackson. Available to select areas, MDA’s Ambassadors Program provides support to counties in identifying marketable assets […]
General | News Room | Oct 11

Valley Racks Expanding in Grenada, Creating 10 Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — October 11, 2016 — Steel fabrication company Valley Racks is expanding operations in Grenada, Mississippi, creating 10 jobs. “Valley Racks decision to grow in Grenada is a testament to the state’s supportive business climate, which continues to create jobs for Mississippians and create more vibrant communities throughout the state,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “I wish the […]
General | News Room | Oct 7

Mississippi Blues Trail Program to Unveil 194th Marker Oct. 8 in Bruce, Mississippi

Jackson, Missippi — October 7, 2016 — The Mississippi Blues Trail will honor Calhoun County’s contribution to blues and its native blues musicians, Leo “Bud” Welch and Ace Cannon, with a marker unveiling at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Bruce Company Store. The store is located at 109 Public Square, Bruce, Mississippi. “The […]
General | News Room | Oct 4

Mississippi Freedom Trail Program to Unveil 23rd Marker Oct. 5 in Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi — Oct. 4, 2016 — Governor Phil Bryant will honor the Council of Federated Organizations headquarters with a Mississippi Freedom Trail marker unveiling at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5. The COFO Central Offices are located at 1017 John R. Lynch St., Jackson, Mississippi. “The COFO Central Offices served as the nerve center for Mississippi’s civil rights […]