Mar 2018
General | News Room | Mar 21

Tupelo Packaging Provider Set to Upgrade Plant

Jackson, Mississippi — March 21, 2018 — WestRock Company, a provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, has announced plans to upgrade its corrugated plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. The addition of new technology in the facility is expected to create approximately 25 jobs.   The company plans to install a new 132-inch corrugator to replace an existing 87-inch […]
General | News Room | Mar 14

General Atomics Announces Tenth Expansion in Shannon

Jackson, Mississippi — March 14, 2018 — General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems is expanding for the tenth time in 13 years in Shannon, Mississippi. The project is a $20 million private capital investment and creates 48 jobs.  “General Atomics’ latest expansion in Lee County strengthens Mississippi’s position as a leader in the defense industry while highlighting to companies […]
General | News Room | Mar 6

Free Mississippi Entrepreneurs’ Webinar Series Kicks Off March 13

Jackson, Mississippi — March 6, 2018 — A free webinar series designed to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs boost their business profile kicks off Tuesday, March 13 at noon. The Entrepreneur Center @ Mississippi Development Authority’s 2018 Spring Webinar Series’ March 13 webinar highlights MDA’s Minority Business Certification program. Derek Finley with MDA’s Minority and Small Business […]
General | News Room | Mar 6

$5 Million Investment Locates in Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi — March 6, 2018 — Building products company Woodgrain Distribution is opening a distribution center in Jackson, Mississippi. The project is a $5 million investment and creates 25 jobs. “As a regional distribution hub, Jackson provides companies like Woodgrain Distribution a number of competitive advantages, including efficient access to major interstates, allowing them to effectively […]
Feb 2018
General | News Room | Feb 21

Northwest Rankin Middle School Wins 2018 Mississippi Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Jackson, Mississippi — February 21, 2018 — Students from Northwest Rankin Middle School in Flowood won the 2018 Mississippi Regional Science Bowl. The competition took place Saturday, February 3, at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus. Sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division and the Mississippi School for Mathematics and […]
General | News Room | Feb 20

SYNNEX Corporation Expands Footprint in DeSoto County

Jackson, Mississippi — February 20, 2018 — Fortune 500 process services company SYNNEX Corporation recently expanded in DeSoto County in Northwest Mississippi. The company plans to invest $20 million and create 600 jobs over the next five years. “The new jobs being created by SYNNEX in Northwest Mississippi have paved the way for hundreds of individuals to pursue […]
General | News Room | Feb 14

Richardson Molding Grows in Philadelphia

Jackson, Mississippi — February 14, 2018 — Richardson Molding is expanding in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to accommodate a significant increase in product demand. The project is a $5.256 million investment and creates 53 jobs. “New jobs are vital to the well-being of our state’s economy and to creating vibrant communities. Richardson Molding’s investment in its Philadelphia operations and […]
General | News Room | Feb 7

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Locates Its Largest U.S. Distribution Center in Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — February 7, 2018 — Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its footprint in Mississippi by locating its largest distribution center in the United States in Marshall County. The project represents a $50.5 million investment — $10 million by Cooper and $40.5 million by private developers — and creates approximately 100 jobs. “Mississippi is […]
General | News Room | Feb 2

Mississippi Freedom Trail Memorializes Clyde Kennard

Jackson, Mississippi — February 2, 2018 — A new marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail memorializes Clyde Kennard, the first African-American student to apply for admission to the University of Southern Mississippi. “Clyde Kennard’s quest for equality and dignity played a significant role in the civil rights movement in Mississippi,” said Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray. “The Mississippi […]
Jan 2018
General | News Room | Jan 24

Mississippi Historic Sites Featured on U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Jackson, Mississippi — January 24, 2018 — The new U.S. Civil Rights Trail spotlights a dozen historic civil rights sites in Mississippi alongside other noted landmarks of the movement across 14 states. “Mississippi’s role in the civil rights movement not only shaped our state, but also changed the world,” said Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray. “The U.S. […]