Jul 2019
General | News Room | Jul 19

The Middleby Corporation moving Lynx Grills’ headquarters, manufacturing operations to Greenwood, creating 200 jobs

Jackson, Miss — July 19, 2019 — The Middleby Corporation, a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry, is relocating Lynx Grills’ headquarters and manufacturing operations to the Viking Range facility in Greenwood. The project is a $5-million corporate investment and will create 200 jobs, 100 of which will be added immediately. The remaining 100 […]
General | News Room | Jul 17

Free Contractor Readiness Workshop to be held Aug. 6 in Gulfport

Jackson, Mississippi — July 17, 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 Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Knight Nonprofit Center located at 11975 Seaway Road in Gulfport. The […]

Image Industries locating cold forming operations in Clarksdale, creating 50 jobs

Stud welding company Image Industries is locating operations in Clarksdale. The project is a $3-million corporate investment and will create 50 jobs over the next four years. “Skilled trade jobs are the backbone of our nation’s economy, as millions of workers produce top-quality products every day that keep industries across the country thriving in today’s […]
General | News Room | Jul 9

Parmida LED Technologies locating distribution and e-commerce operations in Indianola, creating 20 jobs in the Mississippi Delta

Jackson, Mississippi — July 9, 2019 — LED lighting products manufacturer Parmida LED Technologies announced today that it is locating it latest North American distribution and e-commerce operations center in Indianola, Mississippi, creating 20 jobs. The project represents a $1 million corporate investment. “Parmida’s decision is further evidence that we are a strong state for […]
General | News Room | Jul 8

Mississippi Writers Trail Unveils Marker Honoring Margaret Walker

Jackson, Mississippi — July 8, 2019 — The Mississippi Writers Trail celebrated the literary contributions of poet and novelist Margaret Walker on Monday with the dedication of a marker at Jackson State University. The Margaret Walker marker is located at the Margaret Walker Center on JSU’s campus at 1400 J.R. Lynch Street. “Margaret Walker contributed […]
General | News Room | Jun 28

HUD verifies the Port of Gulfport has met its obligation for job creation

Jackson, Mississippi — June 28, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has closed its review of the Mississippi Development Authority regarding records of jobs created at the Port of Gulfport after Hurricane Katrina, saying that MDA has met the National Objective required by HUD. In its report, HUD stated that MDA […]
General | News Room | Jun 26

Mississippi Development Authority to lead multi-industry business development mission to Chile

Jackson, Mississippi — June 26, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a multi-sector business development mission to Chile from August 26-30. Mississippi companies interested in expanding or initiating trade in the Chilean market are invited to participate. The trip also will give participants the opportunity to attend or exhibit at Expo Hospital, one […]
General | News Room | Jun 20

Behold Washington increasing furniture production in Pontotoc, creating 20 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — June 20, 2019 — Upholstered furniture manufacturer Behold Washington is expanding its operations in Pontotoc. The project is a $400,000 corporate investment and will create 20 jobs. “The furniture manufacturing industry excels in North Mississippi, with thousands of Mississippians producing some of the finest quality furniture found in the U.S.,” Gov. Phil […]
General | News Room | Jun 19

The Mississippi Country Music Trail announces five new marker recipients

Jackson, Mississippi — June 19, 2019 — Governor Phil Bryant joined GRAMMY® Award-winning country musician Marty Stuart and the Mississippi Country Music Trail Commission on Wednesday to announce five new trail marker recipients at a special ceremony in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked the revitalization of the cultural music trail, which placed its last marker in […]
General | News Room | Jun 17

Mississippi Development Authority accepting applications for site development grants

Jackson, Mississippi — June 17, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority is now accepting applications for site development grants, which are awarded to economic development organizations and local governments through the Site Development Grant program. The program assists public or private non-profit economic development organizations or local governments with preparing site-ready locations to attract new […]
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