Apr 2018

Toyota Mississippi Makes Major Jobs and Investment Announcement in Northeast Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — April 26, 2018 — Toyota Mississippi is investing in new production lines at its automotive manufacturing plant in Blue Springs. The project represents a $170 million corporate investment and will create 400 jobs over the next 12 months. “For more than a decade, Toyota has been a valued corporate partner to Blue Springs and the state […]
General | News Room | Apr 24

Abby Manufacturing Bringing 10 More Jobs to Walnut, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — April 24, 2018 — Fabricated steel and aluminum products manufacturer Abby Manufacturing is expanding in Walnut, Mississippi, to accommodate the acquisition of new equipment. The expansion marks a $324,000 corporate investment and will create 10 jobs, increasing the company’s employment to approximately 130 in Tippah County. Using the latest cutting-edge technology available, Abby Manufacturing […]
General | News Room | Apr 24

Biloxi Beach Wade-In Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker Dedicated

Jackson, Mississippi — April 24, 2018 — A new Mississippi Freedom Trail marker dedicated today memorializes the Biloxi Beach Wade-In, which led to integration of the state’s public beaches. “The Biloxi Beach Wade-In was an important chapter in the civil rights movement both in Mississippi and America,” says Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray. “Through more than two-dozen […]
General | News Room | Apr 17

Automotive Sound Insulation Manufacturer Adds More Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — April 17, 2018 — Molded Acoustical Products of Easton, a sound insulation company, is increasing its production capabilities in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The addition of new production lines at the company’s manufacturing facility is a $480,000 corporate investment and will create at least 24 jobs. MAP of Easton produces parts for thermal and acoustical applications […]
General | News Room | Apr 13

Beth Israel Congregation Honored With Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker

Jackson, Mississippi — April 13, 2018 — A new historical marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail honors the role Beth Israel Congregation played during the civil rights movement. The marker will be unveiled at a ceremony today at 5 p.m. at 5315 Old Canton Road in Jackson. “The leadership and people of Beth Israel Congregation provided a beacon […]
General | News Room | Apr 10

Mississippi Communities Receive Opportunity Zone Designation

Jackson, Mississippi — April. 9, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have designated 100 Mississippi communities as Qualified Opportunity Zones to spur economic growth in the state.  Opportunity Zone designations encourage long-term investments in low-income and rural communities through Qualified Opportunity Funds. Private investors can earn tax relief through investments made […]
General | News Room | Apr 10

Bryant to lead Mississippi Delegation at Southeast U.S.-Canadian Provinces Alliance Event

Jackson, Mississippi — April 10, 2018 — Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Development Authority invite Mississippi companies to participate in the Southeast U.S. – Canadian Provinces Alliance’s 11th Annual Conference and Matchmaking Mission. The business development event takes place June 3-5 at the historic Battle House Hotel in Mobile, Alabama. “Trade between Canada and Mississippi continues to […]
General | News Room | Apr 3

Tourism Report Shows Revenue, Jobs Continue to Rise in Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — April 3, 2018 — Visitors spent $6.343 billion while visiting Mississippi in Fiscal Year 2017, the second-highest amount on record, according to the new Visit Mississippi Tourism Economic Impact Report.  “Mississippi continues to attract visitors to destinations throughout our state,” said Governor Phil Bryant. “These latest numbers show a healthy appetite for our world-class food, […]