Feb 2018
General | News Room | Feb 21

Northwest Rankin Middle School Wins 2018 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Jackson, Mississippi — February 21, 2018 — Students from Northwest Rankin Middle School in Flowood won the 2018 Mississippi Regional Science Bowl. The competition took place Saturday, February 3, at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus. Sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division and the Mississippi School for Mathematics and […]
General | News Room | Feb 20

SYNNEX Corporation Expands Footprint in DeSoto County

Jackson, Mississippi — February 20, 2018 — Fortune 500 process services company SYNNEX Corporation recently expanded in DeSoto County in Northwest Mississippi. The company plans to invest $20 million and create 600 jobs over the next five years. “The new jobs being created by SYNNEX in Northwest Mississippi have paved the way for hundreds of individuals to pursue […]
General | News Room | Feb 14

Richardson Molding Grows in Philadelphia

Jackson, Mississippi — February 14, 2018 — Richardson Molding is expanding in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to accommodate a significant increase in product demand. The project is a $5.256 million investment and creates 53 jobs. “New jobs are vital to the well-being of our state’s economy and to creating vibrant communities. Richardson Molding’s investment in its Philadelphia operations and […]
General | News Room | Feb 7

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Locates Its Largest U.S. Distribution Center in Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — February 7, 2018 — Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its footprint in Mississippi by locating its largest distribution center in the United States in Marshall County. The project represents a $50.5 million investment — $10 million by Cooper and $40.5 million by private developers — and creates approximately 100 jobs. “Mississippi is […]
General | News Room | Feb 2

Mississippi Freedom Trail Memorializes Clyde Kennard

Jackson, Mississippi — February 2, 2018 — A new marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail memorializes Clyde Kennard, the first African-American student to apply for admission to the University of Southern Mississippi. “Clyde Kennard’s quest for equality and dignity played a significant role in the civil rights movement in Mississippi,” said Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray. “The Mississippi […]