Feb 2017
General | News Room | Feb 23

Visit Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council Award More than $110,000 in Bicentennial Grants

Jackson, Mississippi — February 23, 2017 — To support local celebrations of the Mississippi bicentennial, the Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee a Bicentennial Grants Program. In February, the review committee awarded more than $111,000 to 22 different projects from across the state. These projects include:  Oxford Film Festival Women […]
General | News Room | Feb 22

Visit Mississippi Bicentennial Website a Hub for Statewide Events

Jackson, Mississippi — February 22, 2017 — Visit Mississippi has launched a new website, VisitMississippi.org/200, to guide visitors and media through the state’s year-long Bicentennial celebration. “The Bicentennial is our opportunity to tell the vibrant story of Mississippi and her people,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “As we celebrate our first 200 years, we look […]
General | News Room | Feb 15

The Band Perry to Headline First Mississippi Bicentennial Concert

Jackson, Mississippi — GRAMMY Award® winners and Mississippi natives The Band Perry will headline the Governor’s Concert for the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration South. The free event kicks off celebrations around the state during 2017. “We are honored to celebrate the 200th anniversary of statehood with world-renowned musicians who make Mississippi’s music known around the globe,” […]

Pearl River Foods Locating Processing Plant in Carthage

Jackson, Mississippi — Poultry processor Pearl River Foods is locating a processing plant in Carthage, investing more than $2 million and creating 150 jobs. “I am proud to welcome Pearl River Foods as the newest business partner to the state of Mississippi,” said Governor Phil Bryant. “Mississippi provides an inviting business climate where companies can […]
General | News Room | Feb 7

MDA to lead Development Mission to India

Jackson, Mississippi — February 7, 2017 — Mississippi companies wanting to initiate or expand trade with business prospects in India are invited to join a Mississippi delegation on a business development mission May 1-9, 2017. “The business development mission to India is an efficient way for Mississippi companies across a variety of industries to access this expanding, […]
General | News Room | Feb 7

Mississippi Night at the GRAMMY Museum®

Jackson, Mississippi — February 7, 2017 — On Thursday, February 9, the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles will host its 8th annual Mississippi Night in conjunction with GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi. The event precedes the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards® and highlights the diversity of Mississippi music. This year’s Mississippi Night also celebrates two of Mississippi’s greatest musicians – Meridian’s Jimmie […]
General | News Room | Feb 2

Oxford Middle School Wins 2017 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Jackson, Mississippi — February 3, 2017 — Students from Oxford Middle School in Oxford won the 2017 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl. The event was held Saturday, January 28 at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus. Sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority and MSMS, the competition hosted 22 teams from middle schools around […]