May 2018

Raytheon Increases Radar Manufacturing Capacity

Jackson, Mississippi — May 31, 2018 — Industry-leading defense contractor Raytheon is expanding its radar manufacturing capabilities in Forest, Mississippi. The project is a $100 million corporate investment and will create dozens of direct jobs at the company’s Forest campus over the next five years. “Raytheon recognizes the value of continued investment in the state of Mississippi,” Governor […]
General | News Room | May 9

Mississippi Celebrates Growth During National Travel & Tourism Week

Jackson, Mississippi — May 9, 2018 — Visit Mississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority are highlighting the state’s growing $6.343 billion travel and tourism industry during National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs through May 12. “Mississippi welcomed 23.15 million visitors last year, who experienced our incredible culture, cuisine, music and history,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, […]
General | News Room | May 8

Industry-Leading Poultry Processor Bringing 300 Jobs to West Point

Jackson, Mississippi — April 30, 2018 — Peco Foods, the nation’s eighth largest poultry producer, is opening new operations in West Point. The company is investing $40 million in the project and will create 300 new jobs in the Golden Triangle over the next four years. Peco Foods is acquiring the 185,000 square-foot warehouse formerly occupied by AmeriCold […]
General | News Room | May 2

Wood Remanufacturer Brings 50 New Jobs to Vicksburg

Jackson, Mississippi — May 2, 2018 — Wood remanufacturing company Industrial Wood Products is locating several of its existing product lines and capabilities to Vicksburg, Mississippi. The project is a corporate investment of more than $2 million and creates 50 jobs.  Industrial Wood Products of Mississippi will locate industrial component manufacturing operations and a paint line in […]