May 2019
General | News Room | May 29

Six counties participating in 2019-20 Aspire Mississippi program

Jackson, Mississippi — May 29, 2019 — Representatives from six counties throughout the state are participating in Aspire Mississippi, a program designed to help develop leaders at the local level who will implement innovative programs and projects in their communities to spur economic growth. Representatives from Covington, Lawrence, Leake, Panola, Sharkey and Walthall counties, each […]
General | News Room | May 28

VT Halter Marine expanding in Pascagoula to accommodate U.S. Coast Guard contract, creating 900 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — May 28, 2019 — Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine is expanding in Pascagoula to accommodate a new contract with the U.S. Coast Guard. The project is a $37.5-million corporate investment and will create 900 jobs over the next five years. “VT Halter Marine is one of the best shipbuilders in the world, with […]
General | News Room | May 28

MDA begins taking applications June 3 for Gulf Coast Restoration Fund

Jackson, Mississippi — May 24, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority will begin taking applications Monday, June 3, for the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund. Representatives from MDA, as well as members of the GCRF advisory board, will review the projects and make recommendations to the Legislature. Legislators will fund selected projects during the 2020 session. […]
General | News Room | May 23

Mississippi Blues Trail unveils 204th marker in downtown Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi — May 23, 2019 — The Mississippi Blues Commission recognized the blues contributions of H.C. Speir with the unveiling today of a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. “The seeds of the blues may have taken root in the Mississippi Delta, but they grew in part because of the efforts of individuals like H.C. Speir […]
General | News Room | May 21

United Solutions increasing production in Sardis, creating 50 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — May 21, 2019 — Plastic housewares manufacturer United Solutions is increasing production in Sardis, making a corporate investment of $9.5 million and creating 50 jobs. “United Solutions’ expansion is great news for Panola County. Fifty new job opportunities for the people of Sardis and the surrounding area will strengthen the region’s economy and manufacturing […]
General | News Room | May 14

PeopleShores increasing workforce to 200 employees over next two years

Jackson, Mississippi — May 14, 2019 — Social enterprise technology company PeopleShores is adding 175 new jobs at its facility in Clarksdale. The company, which located to Clarksdale in January, initially created 25 jobs and plans to invest an additional $500,000 in the operations through 2020. “PeopleShores’ mission to provide gainful employment to individuals in […]
General | News Room | May 8

Visit Mississippi Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

Jackson, Mississippi — May 8, 2019 — State leaders observed National Travel and Tourism Week on Wednesday by highlighting the travel and tourism industry during a special celebration at the Lauderdale County Welcome Center in Toomsuba. “More than 24 million visitors made their way to Mississippi last year, spending $6.51 billion in communities across the […]
General | News Room | May 8

Hyperion Technology Group expanding in Tupelo, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — May 8, 2019 — Engineering services company Hyperion Technology Group, Inc., is expanding operations in Tupelo and making a corporate investment of $500,000 that will create 25 jobs. “Mississippi workers are trained to help high-tech companies like Hyperion Technology Group achieve and maintain success in our state. A decade ago, Hyperion was […]