May 2019
General | News Room | May 24

MDA begins taking applications June 3 for Gulf Coast Restoration Fund

Jackson, Mississippi — May 24, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority will begin taking applications Monday, June 3, for the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund. Representatives from MDA, as well as members of the GCRF advisory board, will review the projects and make recommendations to the Legislature. Legislators will fund selected projects during the 2020 session. […]
General | News Room | May 23

Mississippi Blues Trail unveils 204th marker in downtown Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi — May 23, 2019 — The Mississippi Blues Commission recognized the blues contributions of H.C. Speir with the unveiling today of a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. “The seeds of the blues may have taken root in the Mississippi Delta, but they grew in part because of the efforts of individuals like H.C. Speir […]
General | News Room | May 21

United Solutions increasing production in Sardis, creating 50 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — May 21, 2019 — Plastic housewares manufacturer United Solutions is increasing production in Sardis, making a corporate investment of $9.5 million and creating 50 jobs. “United Solutions’ expansion is great news for Panola County. Fifty new job opportunities for the people of Sardis and the surrounding area will strengthen the region’s economy and manufacturing […]
General | News Room | May 14

PeopleShores increasing workforce to 200 employees over next two years

Jackson, Mississippi — May 14, 2019 — Social enterprise technology company PeopleShores is adding 175 new jobs at its facility in Clarksdale. The company, which located to Clarksdale in January, initially created 25 jobs and plans to invest an additional $500,000 in the operations through 2020. “PeopleShores’ mission to provide gainful employment to individuals in […]
General | News Room | May 8

Visit Mississippi Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

Jackson, Mississippi — May 8, 2019 — State leaders observed National Travel and Tourism Week on Wednesday by highlighting the travel and tourism industry during a special celebration at the Lauderdale County Welcome Center in Toomsuba. “More than 24 million visitors made their way to Mississippi last year, spending $6.51 billion in communities across the […]
General | News Room | May 8

Hyperion Technology Group expanding in Tupelo, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — May 8, 2019 — Engineering services company Hyperion Technology Group, Inc., is expanding operations in Tupelo and making a corporate investment of $500,000 that will create 25 jobs. “Mississippi workers are trained to help high-tech companies like Hyperion Technology Group achieve and maintain success in our state. A decade ago, Hyperion was […]
General | News Room | Apr 30

Southern Coffee Services increasing production in Lexington, adding 55 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — April 30, 2019 — Mississippi-based coffee roaster Southern Coffee Services is expanding its operations in Lexington. The project is a $2-million corporate investment and will create 55 jobs. “Southern Coffee Services is a homegrown Mississippi company that takes pride in its products, its community and providing job opportunities for the residents of […]
General | News Room | Apr 30

Free Model Contractor Development Program Spring workshop series kicks off June 4 in Columbus

Jackson, Mississippi — April 30, 2019 — Contractors interested in expanding their business are encouraged to enroll in the Mississippi Development Authority’s free Model Contractor Development Program. The program kicks off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at Gregory Construction, located at 1447 Industrial Park Road in Columbus. The eight-week workshop series covers relevant […]
General | News Room | Apr 25

Mississippi Elementary students receive Energy Smart Awards during Mississippi Science and Engineering fairs

Jackson, Mississippi — April 25, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division recently awarded six Mississippi students Energy Smart Awards during the Science and Engineering fairs, which were held throughout the state. “Excellence in teaching the STEM curriculum to Mississippi’s future leaders is key to developing the workforce of the future […]
General | News Room | Apr 25

Mississippi Development Authority to lead multi-industry business development mission to Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands

Jackson, Mississippi — April 25, 2010 — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a multi-sector business development mission to Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands from June 18–25. Mississippi companies interested in expanding or initiating trade in these markets are invited to participate. “By participating in MDA’s business development mission to Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands, […]
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