Sep 2019
General | News Room | Sep 17

Superior Catfish expanding in Macon, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — September 17, 2019 — Catfish processing company Superior Catfish is expanding its operations in Macon. The project is a $17-million corporate investment and will create 25 jobs. “Superior Catfish’s expansion is a win-win for the company and the area’s local catfish farmers,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “Mississippi’s agriculture industry is our strongest […]
General | News Room | Sep 10

Free Contractor License Readiness Workshop to be held October 3 in Southaven

Jackson, Mississippi — September 10, 2019 — Contractors interested in becoming licensed or obtaining their Certificate of Responsibility are encouraged to register for the Mississippi Development Authority’s Contractor License Readiness Workshop. The workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. – noon at Community Bank located at 6910 Airways Blvd. in Southaven. The […]
General | News Room | Sep 6

GCRF advisory board to meet September 10

Jackson, Mississippi — September 6, 2019 — The Gulf Coast Restoration Fund Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Hancock Whitney Building in Gulfport. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will discuss the application scoring process and board members will begin reviewing projects. The meeting will be […]
General | News Room | Sep 5

Spectra Laboratories announces plans for new laboratory in Southaven, creating more than 300 Jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — September 5, 2019 — Spectra Laboratories, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care North America, the nation’s leading provider of kidney care products and services, broke ground on a 200,000-square-foot laboratory in Southaven. The project is expected to create more than 300 jobs over the next three years. “The state of […]
General | News Room | Sep 3

Visit Mississippi wins national tourism award

Jackson, Miss. (Sept. 3, 2019) – The U.S. Travel Association awarded Visit Mississippi a Destinations Council’s Mercury Award during the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations conference held Aug. 20 in Austin, Texas. The Mercury Awards recognize U.S. Travel destination members for excellence and creative accomplishments in state and territory destination marketing and promotion. “Mississippi Runs […]
General | News Room | Aug 22

BancorpSouth increasing capacity in Tupelo, creating 100 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — August 22, 2019 — BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS) is increasing capacity at its Jackson Street Campus in Tupelo to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $15 million and will create 100 jobs. “Tupelo and the North Mississippi region have experienced significant job gains and […]
General | News Room | Aug 20

Start-up boat manufacturer locating operations in Amory, creating 75 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — August 20, 2019 — Boat manufacturer Avid Boats is locating a new production facility in Amory. The project is a $1.6-million corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “Manufacturing is a strong economic driver in North Mississippi,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “Avid Boats’ decision to locate in Amory and create 75 new […]
General | News Room | Aug 8

Medline Industries, Inc., locating distribution operations in Southaven, creating 450 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — August 8, 2019 — Medline Industries, Inc., a healthcare business that manufactures and distributes medical supplies, is locating distribution operations in Southaven. The project is a $46-million corporate investment and will bring 450 new jobs to North Mississippi. “Medline’s investment in the Southaven community and the creation of hundreds of new jobs […]
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 […]
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