Apr 2019
General | News Room | Apr 23

MDA’s 2019 Government Procurement Conference and Trade Fair scheduled for May 14–15 in Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi — April 23, 2019 — Mississippi businesses interested in learning about subcontracting and procurement opportunities are invited to participate in the Mississippi Development Authority’s 2019 Government Procurement Opportunities Conference and Trade Fair. The event will be held Wednesday, May 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex, located at 105 East […]
General | News Room | Mar 28

Free Contractor Readiness Workshop to be held April 18 in Pearl

Jackson, Mississippi — March 28, 2019 — Contractors interested in becoming licensed or obtaining their Certificate of Responsibility are encouraged to register for the Mississippi Development Authority’s Contractor Licensure Readiness Workshop. The workshop will be held Thursday, April 18, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Associated Builders and Contractors building located at 5165 […]
General | News Room | Mar 28

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems increasing production, adding 75 jobs in Shannon

Jackson, Mississippi — March 26, 2019 — General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems is increasing its manufacturing capacity in Shannon to accommodate the addition of a new product line. The project is a $50-million corporate investment and will create 75 jobs over five years. The expansion was announced during the 2019 International Homeland Defense and Security Summit […]
General | News Room | Mar 19

Blue Ridge Foods bringing 20 new jobs to Greenwood with warehousing and distribution operations

Jackson, Mississippi — March 19, 2019 — Blue Ridge Foods, producer of high-quality meat products, is locating a beef warehouse and distribution facility in Greenwood. The project is a $2 million corporate investment and will create 20 jobs. “Blue Ridge Foods’ investment in its new Greenwood location shows industry leaders around the country and worldwide that our […]
General | News Room | Mar 13

Global engineering company Weir Group increases investment in Newton, expanding production and adding 150 additional highly skilled jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — March 13, 2019 — Scotland-based mining equipment manufacturer The Weir Group is investing an additional $15 million in its Newton manufacturing facility as part of a total $50-million plan supporting an additional 150 jobs at the plant. When the investment plan is complete, employment will increase to more than 400 workers, a […]

2019 Procurement Opportunities Conference

Designed to build relationships between Mississippi businesses and federal, state and local government and corporate buyers, this conference will also promote partnerships and strategic alliances to aid Mississippi businesses in competing in the global marketplace. DETAILS WHEN Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Central Time WHERE Jackson […]
General | News Room | Mar 12

KOHLER Engines increasing its footprint in Hattiesburg

Jackson, Mississippi — March 12, 2019 — KOHLER Engines, a leading manufacturer of industrial gasoline and diesel engines, is growing its manufacturing operations in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The company is making a significant investment in Hattiesburg and anticipates creating 250 full-time jobs. “The name KOHLER is synonymous with quality. The company is known around the world […]
General | News Room | Mar 7

Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery increasing furniture production in New Albany, creating 30 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — March 7, 2019 — Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery is expanding in New Albany by increasing production of the company’s exclusive line of furniture. The project is a $2.54 million corporate investment and will create 30 jobs. “Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery’s decision to invest in its New Albany operations means the company has […]
General | News Room | Mar 5

ABB expanding in Senatobia, creating 50 new jobs and fulfilling 150 previously announced jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — March 5, 2019 — Global manufacturing technology leader ABB is expanding its advanced manufacturing operations in Senatobia. The project is a $36 million corporate investment and will create 50 new jobs. The expansion also will enable the company to fill 150 of the remaining 300 jobs announced in 2016.  “ABB’s decision to […]
General | News Room | Feb 20

Hay and forage equipment maker Krone locating North American headquarters and distribution operations in Olive Branch, moving 45 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — February 20, 2019 — Krone, a worldwide leader in the manufacture and distribution of hay and forage equipment, is relocating its North American headquarters and parts distribution operations from Memphis to Olive Branch. The company is investing $1.5 million and moving 45 jobs to the North Mississippi location. “Krone is known worldwide for its […]