Jul 2018

Franklin Corporation, One of Nation’s Largest Privately Owned Furniture Manufacturers, Expanding in Houston, Miss.

Jackson, Miss. (July 2, 2018) – Franklin Corporation, one of the largest privately owned furniture manufacturers in the U.S., is expanding in Houston, Miss. The expansion, a $2.731 million corporate investment, adds a 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art raw materials warehouse and will create 60 new jobs over the next four years.   “For nearly 50 […]

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 […]

Toyota Mississippi Makes Major Jobs and Investment Announcement in Northeast Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — April 26, 2018 — Toyota Mississippi is investing in new production lines at its automotive manufacturing plant in Blue Springs. The project represents a $170 million corporate investment and will create 400 jobs over the next 12 months. “For more than a decade, Toyota has been a valued corporate partner to Blue Springs and the state […]

FEUER Powertrain Officially Opens for Business in Tunica County

Jackson, Mississippi — November 16, 2016 — Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., and officials from FEUER Powertrain GMBH gathered in Robinsonville, Mississippi, to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations, which also serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters. The project is a $140 million corporate investment and creates 300 jobs. […]

Raytheon chooses US site to manufacture Air Force jet trainer

Raytheon plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System, a proposed jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force, in Meridian, Mississippi. Should the Air Force approve the company’s proposal for the Advanced Pilot Training program, Raytheon would establish a final assembly and check-out facility at a site it has chosen in Meridian. “Our process determined […]

ABB Opens for Business in Senatobia

Jackson, Mississippi — Sept. 30, 2016 — Governor Phil Bryant and executives from leading power and automation technology group ABB officially opened the company’s new advanced technology manufacturing facility in Senatobia, Mississippi. The opening creates 300 new jobs. “Advanced manufacturing is a major economic driver for Mississippi. I thank the ABB team for strengthening the state’s position […]

Skyline Steel Expanding in Iuka

Jackson, Mississippi — August 16, 2016 — Skyline Steel, a Nucor company, is expanding operations in Iuka, Mississippi, investing $15 million and creating 15 new jobs. “Mississippi’s existing businesses, like Skyline Steel, are at the core of the state’s economy. When they grow and create new jobs for the state’s workforce, they are not only investing in their […]

Mississippi Development Authority to host “Lunch & Learn: Doing Business with Lockheed Martin”

Jackson, Mississippi — May 20, 2016 — On May 26, Mississippi Development Authority’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program will host “Lunch & Learn: Doing Business with Lockheed Martin” for Mississippi’s small vendors and contractors. The workshop will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Mississippi State University’s Meridian Campus in the Khalmus Auditorium, located at 1000 Hwy. […]

New Website Aims to Aggressively Market Mississippi Contractors and Vendors for Continental Plant

Jackson, Mississippi — May 19, 2016— Mississippi Development Authority and Continental have launched a website, www.mississippi.org/continental, to promote upcoming contracting opportunities available at the company’s future tire manufacturing facility near Clinton, Mississippi. Mississippi vendors and contractors can register to receive notifications regarding Continental RFP opportunities. The website also provides important updates and timelines in regards to the plant’s […]

American Furniture Opening Manufacturing Facility in Amory

Jackson, Mississippi — Officials from American Furniture announced today the company has expanded its footprint in Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in Amory in Monroe County. The project represents a corporate investment of $560,000 and the creation of 140 jobs. American Furniture has existing manufacturing operations in Ecru, Mississippi, where the company has 757 employees. For […]
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