Nov 2019
General | News Room | Nov 21

The Mississippi Country Music Trail honors Jimmie Rodgers and the Bristol Sessions

Jackson, Mississippi — November 22, 2019 — Jimmie Rodgers received his second Mississippi Country Music Trail marker Friday in Bristol, Tenn. The marker recognizes Rodgers’ participation in the Bristol Sessions, a series of music recordings regarded by music historians as “The Big Bang of Country Music.” “Bristol is not only where Mississippi son Jimmie Rodgers was […]
General | News Room | Nov 18

Amazon locating second Mississippi fulfillment center in DeSoto County, creating 500 new full-time jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — November 18, 2019 — Amazon is locating its second Mississippi fulfillment center in Olive Branch. The company will create 500 new full-time jobs at the facility. “Amazon’s decision to locate a second consumer goods fulfillment center in North Mississippi is a tremendous milestone for DeSoto County and our entire state,” Gov. Phil Bryant […]
General | News Room | Nov 15

Progressive Pipeline expanding in Meridian, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — November 14, 2019 — Pipeline construction and maintenance company Progressive Pipeline announced Thursday it is expanding in Meridian. The project is a $5.143-million corporate investment and will create 25 jobs. “East Mississippi is primed for economic growth with its ideal location, skilled workforce and support of local and regional officials who work together […]
General | News Room | Nov 14

Personal care company Kimberly-Clark Corporation increasing production at nonwovens facility in Corinth, creating 25 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — November 14, 2019 — Kimberly-Clark Corporation is increasing production at its nonwovens facility in Corinth to support the growth of its personal care products in North America. The project is a corporate investment of more than $20 million and will create 25 jobs. “Kimberly-Clark’s products are an everyday part of millions of peoples’ […]
General | News Room | Nov 12

Great River Industries expanding in Natchez, creating 20 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — November 12, 2019 — Industrial construction company Great River Industries is expanding its operations in Natchez to accommodate an increase in consumer demand. The project is a $3-million corporate investment and will create 20 jobs. “Great River Industries’ prime location along the Mississippi River in Natchez allows the company unobstructed port access so […]
General | News Room | Nov 7

O’Reilly Auto Parts locating distribution center in Horn Lake, creating 380 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — November 7,  2019 — Leading auto parts retailer O’Reilly Auto Parts is locating a distribution center in Horn Lake. The project will create 380 jobs. “This announcement marks approximately 1,300 new jobs announced through state-assisted projects this year for the citizens of DeSoto County,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “I appreciate the O’Reilly team […]
General | News Room | Nov 4

City of Cleveland will host 2020 World Music Tourism Convention

Jackson, Mississippi — November 2, 2019 — The city of Cleveland will host the global Music Tourism Conference September 29-October 1, 2020, officials announced Saturday. Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray and officials from the city of Cleveland joined representatives from Sound Diplomacy at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi to make the announcement. “It is truly an honor […]
General | News Room | Nov 1

Advanced Construction Management Training program kicks off Nov. 12 in Hattiesburg

Jackson, Mississippi — November 1, 2019 — Emerging and veteran construction contractors interested in building capacity, adding credibility and gaining access to capital and credit are encouraged to enroll in the Mississippi Development Authority’s Advanced Construction Management Training program, which will be held in Hattiesburg. The program kicks off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. […]
General | News Room | Oct 30

Corelle Brands celebrates grand opening and expansion of manufacturing and distribution facility in Marshall County

Jackson, Mississippi — October 30, 2019 — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Corelle Brands LLC celebrated the grand opening of the company’s manufacturing and distribution operations in Marshall County. Announced in January, the initial project is a $27.7-million corporate investment over time that is expected to create as many as 400 jobs. During the grand […]
General | News Room | Oct 28

Jones Lumber Co. growing in Mississippi, creating 35 jobs

Jackson, Mississippi — October 28, 2019 — Jones Lumber Co. is growing its footprint in Mississippi by expanding its grade lumber operations in Natchez. The project is an $18-million corporate investment and will create 35 jobs. “Jones Lumber’s new operations in Natchez will benefit the company and its customers for many years to come. It […]
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