Mar 2012
General | News Room | Mar 9

Gulf States Trade Alliance Export Conference to be Held in Biloxi

Biloxi, Miss. (March 9, 2012) – The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), along with the Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration, will host the 2012 Gulf States Trade Alliance Annual Export Conference from April 10-12 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The Gulf States Trade Alliance is comprised […]
General | News Room | Mar 5

MCDP Starts March 27 in Pascagoula

Pascagoula, Miss. (March 5, 2012) – On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will launch its Model Contractor Development Program (MCDP) workshop series from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, which is located at 720 Krebs Avenue in Pascagoula, Miss. The MCDP workshop series is designed […]

Milwaukee Electric Tool Expanding in Olive Branch

Olive Branch, Miss. (February 29, 2012) – Officials from Milwaukee Electric Tool, manufacturer of heavy-duty portable electric power tools and accessories, have announced the company is expanding its presence in north Mississippi by constructing a new, larger distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss. The project represents a company investment of $8 million and will create […]

Luvata to Expand in Grenada

Grenada, Miss. (February 23, 2012) – Officials from Luvata, a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and engineering services, have announced the company is expanding production capabilities at its Grenada, Miss., facility in order to pursue new market opportunities. The expansion represents a company investment of $1 million and will create 20 new jobs. “I […]

Louisville Railcar Repair Locates Transload Rail Site in Louisville

Louisville, Miss. (February 13, 2012) – Officials from Louisville Railcar Repair, contract manufacturer and repairer of rail cars, broke ground today on its new facility at the site of the transload rail facility in Louisville, Miss., in Winston County. The project, which will consist of repair, paint and welding facilities, represents a company investment of […]
General | News Room | Feb 7

MDA Leading Business Trip to Israel

Jackson, Miss. (February 7, 2012) – The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of state business leaders on a business development mission to Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel from March 17-22, 2012. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses looking to expand trade and create business relationships with opportunities in Israeli […]
General | News Room | Feb 1

MDA Leading Business Trip to Canada

Jackson, Miss. (February 1, 2012) – The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) invites Mississippi companies in the environmental and clean energy industries to participate in the biennial GLOBE Conference and Trade Fair. GLOBE 2012, certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce, will take place March 14-16, 2012, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. “This event will provide […]

Foley Products to Locate in Prentiss

Prentiss, Miss. (January 25, 2012) – Officials from Foley Products Company, manufacturer of precast concrete products, have announced the company is opening a facility in Prentiss, Miss., in Jefferson Davis County. The project represents a company investment of more than $7 million and will create 40 new jobs. The company’s new Prentiss location will enable […]
Energy | General | News Room | Jan 19

MDA Accepting Applications for Sustainable Communities Mini-Grants

Jackson, Miss. (January 19, 2012) – The Energy Division of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is now accepting applications for its Sustainable Communities mini-grants. The Sustainable Communities program, made available through the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program and administered by MDA, is designed to help municipalities, counties and rural communities incorporate sustainable energy […]

Kimberly-Clark Locating in Southaven

Southaven, Miss. (January 18, 2012) – Kimberly-Clark Corporation [NYSE: KMB] has announced it is locating a distribution facility in Southaven, Miss. The company’s Southaven distribution center will employ more than 100 workers and represents a capital investment of approximately $2 million. “I am pleased Kimberly-Clark is expanding its business presence in Mississippi,” Governor Phil Bryant […]