Oct 2017
General | News Room | Oct 27

Rolls-Royce Celebrates a Decade of Jet Engine Testing in Hancock County

Hancock County, Mississippi — October 27, 2017 — Industry leading aerospace company Rolls-Royce is celebrating 10 years of jet engine testing at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi.  “For a decade, Rolls-Royce has tested its most advanced jet engines at one of our state’s greatest assets, Stennis Space Center. The technologically advanced capabilities offered by a […]
General | News Room | Oct 26

SMW Manufacturing Acquires Caterpillar Operations in Lafayette County

Jackson, Mississippi — October 26, 2017 — SMW Manufacturing is taking over operations at the former Caterpillar facility in Lafayette County. The company plans to invest in excess of $15 million and hire up to 50 employees, comprised of predominantly former Caterpillar employees, by the end of 2018. “I am pleased to welcome SMW to Mississippi and […]
General | News Room | Oct 20

Mississippi Blues Trail Honors Ocean Springs Blues

Ocean Springs, Mississippi — October 20, 2017 — The Mississippi Blues Commission has honored the contributions of musicians, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jaimoe, with the Ocean Springs Blues marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. “Ocean Springs has earned a reputation as a live-music destination, from festivals to the entertainment venues downtown,” said Visit […]
General | News Room | Oct 19

MDA Recognizes Graduates of 2017 Ambassadors Program

Jackson, Mississippi — October 19, 2017 — A program designed to increase community, economic and industrial development throughout the state graduated participants from nine Mississippi counties during a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Fairview Inn in Jackson. Available to select areas, MDA’s Ambassadors Program provides support to counties by identifying marketable assets to leverage local resources […]
General | News Room | Oct 19

Mississippi Blues Trail Recognizes Prince McCoy

Greenville, Mississippi — October 19, 2017 — A Mississippi Blues Trail marker unveiled in Greenville celebrates the legacy of Prince McCoy, the bluesman who inspired legend W.C. Handy but whose name had nearly vanished from history. “Prince McCoy’s story was lost for generations, but recent research uncovered his important role in the development of blues music,” […]
General | News Room | Oct 18

Rockfon Ramps up Operations in Marshall County

Marshall County, Mississippi — October 18, 2017 — Rockfon, subsidiary of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL International A/S, held a grand opening for the company’s acoustic ceiling tile manufacturing facility in Marshall County, Mississippi. The project is a $40 million investment and creates 90 jobs. “Rockfon’s grand opening is indicative of the competitive advantages a Marshall County location […]
General | News Room | Oct 12

Mississippi Tourism Hall of Fame Names New Members

Jackson, Mississippi — October 12, 2017 — Visit Mississippi, the tourism division of the Mississippi Development Authority, has named Jeff Good, Kappi Allen and Ward Emling to the Mississippi Tourism Hall of Fame. “Each of these individuals has shown outstanding dedication to the tourism industry through their tenure, accomplishments and talents,” said Visit Mississippi Director Craig […]

Insitu Opens Innovative, High-Tech Facility in Starkville

Jackson, Mississippi — October 10, 2017 — Insitu held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of its new facility in Starkville, Mississippi. The company’s partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Mississippi State University creates 25 jobs. “Mississippi continues to make significant strides in the aerospace industry, […]

Aerospace and Defense Leader Orbital ATK Expanding in Iuka

Jackson, Mississippi — Oct. 10, 2017 — Aerospace and defense leader Orbital ATK is expanding in Iuka, investing $10.48 million and creating 50 jobs. “As a worldwide leader in the aerospace and defense industries, Orbital ATK once again puts Mississippi on the global stage, demonstrating our hard work to provide a business environment where companies can […]

Mississippi’s Energy Assets Fuel Energy Awareness Day

Jackson, Mississippi — October 4, 2017 — More than 1,000 students from across the state will learn why Mississippi is a leader in the energy field at Energy Awareness Day, beginning at 9 a.m., October 5 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson. Sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division, the […]