Nov 2016

Trade Mission to the Middle East

With the goal of increasing Mississippi exports, the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a business development mission to Jordan and United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. The trip aims to help participating firms gain market information, make business and government contacts, solidify business strategies and advance specific projects. The mission will include business-to-business matchmaking appointments with government entities, local companies […]

FEUER Powertrain Officially Opens for Business in Tunica County

Jackson, Mississippi — November 16, 2016 — Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., and officials from FEUER Powertrain GMBH gathered in Robinsonville, Mississippi, to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations, which also serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters. The project is a $140 million corporate investment and creates 300 jobs. […]
General | News Room | Nov 15

Custom Engineered Wheels Expanding in Northeast Mississippi, Creating 20 Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — November 15, 2016 — Custom Engineered Wheels is expanding operations in Northeast Mississippi, creating 20 new jobs and investing $13 million. “Custom Engineered Wheels’ expansion will have a positive effect on the region’s economy for years to come. I wish the Custom Engineered Wheels team many years of success at the new Baldwyn location,” […]
General | News Room | Nov 10

U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Mississippi Development Authority Funding for State Trade and Export Promotion Program

Jackson, Mississippi — November 10, 2016— The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded Mississippi Development Authority $509,760 for the Mississippi State Trade and Export Promotion Program to support Mississippi businesses interested in international trade. “This latest round of STEP funding further enhances and highlights Mississippi’s overall export operations and ongoing achievements in international trade,” Governor Phil Bryant […]
General | News Room | Nov 9

Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker Honors ‘March Against Fear’

Jackson, Mississippi — November 9, 2016 — The Mississippi Freedom Trail will commemorate the 1966 “March Against Fear” with the unveiling of its 24th marker at 2 p.m., November 10. The event will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Thomas Fletcher Lamar Jr. Post 7531 located at 4263 U.S. 51 South in Hernando, Mississippi. “While James […]
General | News Room | Nov 4

Visit Mississippi Partners with Mississippi Humanities Council on Bicentennial Year Grants Program

Jackson, Mississippi — November 4, 2016 — In conjunction with Mississippi’s bicentennial year, the Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee the Bicentennial Year Grants Program. The initiative will award up to $10,000 to individual public programs celebrating the state’s historic year. The fund is composed of $500,000, with $50,000 allocated towards administrative […]
General | News Room | Nov 3

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Breaks Ground on Tire Manufacturing Plant in Hinds County

Jackson, Mississippi — November, 3, 2016 — Governor Phil Bryant, executives from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC,  and state and local officials gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the company’s future commercial vehicle tire manufacturing plant near Clinton. The project, announced in February, represents a $1.45 billion corporate investment and will create 2,500 […]