Oct 2016

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 […]

VIP Cinema Seating Expanding Operations in New Albany

Jackson, Mississippi — April 14, 2015 — Movie theater seating manufacturer VIP Cinema Seating is expanding its operations in New Albany, Mississippi. The project represents a corporate investment of $2 million and will create 50 new jobs, bringing employment at the company to approximately 350. “Mississippi’s furniture industry, one of the state’s largest manufacturing sectors, has […]

Miss. Home Corporation to Serve as Lead Agency for Housing Programs

Jackson, Miss. (March 13, 2015) –The Mississippi Home Corporation has been designated as the lead agency for federal housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This action will result in two bureaus within Mississippi Development Authority that administer housing grants moving to the Mississippi Home Corporation as of July 1, […]

Governor Bryant Proclaims Automotive Industry Week in Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. (Feb. 27, 2015) – Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed March 1-7 as Automotive Industry Week in Mississippi, honoring the industry’s vital role in the state’s economy. From the production of the first vehicle in Mississippi more than 10 years ago until now, automotive manufacturing in the state has grown into an industry that […]

BK Edwards Fabrication and Welding Expanding in Maben

Jackson, Miss. (Feb. 17, 2015) –  BK Edwards Fabrication and Welding announces the company is expanding operations at its facility in Maben, Miss. The project represents a $70,000 company investment and will create 18 new jobs, bringing employment at the facility to approximately 50. “Mississippi’s smaller companies like BK Edwards Fabrication and Welding are at […]

MCDP Starts February 19 in Hattiesburg

Jackson, Miss. (Feb. 2, 2015) – The Mississippi Development Authority will kick off its Model Contractor Development Program workshop series at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility, located at 308 Newman Street in Hattiesburg, Miss. The nine weekly workshops, designed to teach small contractors and businesses practices that will improve […]

Von Drehle Breaks Ground in Natchez

Natchez, Miss. (January 26, 2015) — Officials from von Drehle and state and local officials gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the company’s future paper machine facility in Natchez, Miss. Von Drehle, a paper products supplier to commercial and industrial users nationwide, announced in 2013 it had acquired the former Mississippi […]

OptimComfort, Inc. Locating Manufacturing Operations in Plantersville

Jackson, Miss. (December 23, 2014) – OptimComfort, Inc., medical furniture design and manufacturing company, is locating manufacturing operations in Plantersville, Miss., in Lee County. The company will locate in the 27,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by J. Ivy Industries. The project represents a $500,000 corporate investment and will create 70 jobs over the next three years. […]

Small Business Administration Awards MDA Funding for STEP Program

Jackson, Miss. (December 16, 2014) – The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded the Mississippi Development Authority funding for the Mississippi State Trade and Export Promotion Program. The STEP Program allows MDA to provide financial and technical assistance to small- and medium-sized Mississippi companies interested in growing their business through trade. Administered by MDA’s Trade […]
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