Jun 2019
General | News Room | Jun 28

HUD verifies the Port of Gulfport has met its obligation for job creation

Jackson, Mississippi — June 28, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has closed its review of the Mississippi Development Authority regarding records of jobs created at the Port of Gulfport after Hurricane Katrina, saying that MDA has met the National Objective required by HUD. In its report, HUD stated that MDA […]
General | News Room | Jun 26

Mississippi Development Authority to lead multi-industry business development mission to Chile

Jackson, Mississippi — June 26, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a multi-sector business development mission to Chile from August 26-30. Mississippi companies interested in expanding or initiating trade in the Chilean market are invited to participate. The trip also will give participants the opportunity to attend or exhibit at Expo Hospital, one […]
General | News Room | Jun 20

Behold Washington increasing furniture production in Pontotoc, creating 20 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — June 20, 2019 — Upholstered furniture manufacturer Behold Washington is expanding its operations in Pontotoc. The project is a $400,000 corporate investment and will create 20 jobs. “The furniture manufacturing industry excels in North Mississippi, with thousands of Mississippians producing some of the finest quality furniture found in the U.S.,” Gov. Phil […]
General | News Room | Jun 19

The Mississippi Country Music Trail announces five new marker recipients

Jackson, Mississippi — June 19, 2019 — Governor Phil Bryant joined GRAMMY® Award-winning country musician Marty Stuart and the Mississippi Country Music Trail Commission on Wednesday to announce five new trail marker recipients at a special ceremony in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked the revitalization of the cultural music trail, which placed its last marker in […]
General | News Room | Jun 17

Mississippi Development Authority accepting applications for site development grants

Jackson, Mississippi — June 17, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority is now accepting applications for site development grants, which are awarded to economic development organizations and local governments through the Site Development Grant program. The program assists public or private non-profit economic development organizations or local governments with preparing site-ready locations to attract new […]
General | News Room | Jun 13

Humic Growth Solutions locating manufacturing, distribution operations in Sardis, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — June 13, 2019 — Humic Growth Solutions, producer of certified organic humate products for the agriculture industry, is locating manufacturing and distribution operations in Sardis. The project is a $7.99-million corporate investment and will create 25 jobs. “Mississippi is a leader in the agriculture industry, so it is fitting that one of […]
General | News Room | Jun 12

Mississippi Development Authority awards more than $2.7 million in Site Development Grants

Jackson, Mississippi — June 12, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority has awarded 17 Site Development Grants totaling more than $2.7 million to economic development organizations and local governments throughout the state. The Premier Site and Ready Site programs assist in developing site-ready locations to attract more jobs and capital investment to the state. “The […]
General | News Room | Jun 11

Relativity builds new autonomous rocket factory and expands testing facilities at Stennis Space Center

Jackson, Mississippi — June 11, 2019 — Aerospace company Relativity is expanding its rocket component production and rocket engine testing operations at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. The project is a $59-million corporate investment and will create 190 jobs, increasing employment at Relativity’s Stennis Space Center site to 200 workers. “The Mississippi Gulf […]
General | News Room | Jun 4

Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Development Authority to lead multi-industry business development mission to South Africa

Jackson, Mississippi — June 4, 2019 — Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a multi-sector business development mission to South Africa from July 21-26. Mississippi companies interested in expanding or initiating trade in the South African market are invited to participate. “The upcoming governor-led mission to South Africa is a unique […]