Economic Dev

Carpenter Pole and Piling to locate new pole mill in Waynesboro

Source: Mississippi Development Authority Jackson, Miss. (April 19, 2022) – Carpenter Pole and Piling is expanding in Mississippi by locating a pole mill in Waynesboro. The project is a nearly $3.57 million corporate investment and will create 15 jobs. Carpenter Pole and Piling specializes in utility poles for power companies and foundation and marine pilings …

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Cooperative Energy Awards $169,000 in Grants to Support Economic Development in Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Miss. (February 28, 2022) – Cooperative Energy, together with the 11 Member electric distribution cooperatives it serves, invested $169,000 in strategic economic development efforts across the state in 2021. The grant funds were awarded as part of the Cooperative Competes program which provides funding for proactive site and community development, with the goal of …

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Officials Cut Ribbon on New Hangar at Stennis Airport

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2022 CONTACT: Jace R. Ponder | media@hcphc.ms   Officials cut ribbon on new hangar at Stennis Airport   KILN, MISS. – U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo and Gov. Tate Reeves joined local officials and industry representatives today at Stennis International Airport for a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new 24,000-square-foot hangar. …

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FedEx Ground to Bring $20M Distribution Facility to I-59 Supply Chain Park in Hattiesburg, Miss.

FedEx Corporation, the Memphis-based transportation and e-commerce service that is the fourth-most valuable company in the world based on combined market capitalization, is set to join the I-59 Supply Chain Park with an upcoming 217,000-square-foot distribution facility that will create 200 new jobs in the area. The announcement was made on Jan. 13 at the …

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MEAT PROCESSING COMPANY OPENING OPERATIONS IN LEAKSVILLE, MISSISSIPPI

Source: Mississippi Development Authority Jackson, Mississippi – May 20, 2021 – Meat processing company Cutting Edge Meat Company, or CEMCO, is opening a red meat processing facility in Leakesville. The project is a $1.35 million corporate investment and will create 14 jobs. CEMCO is constructing a USDA-approved red meat processing facility in the Greene County Industrial Park. …

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Adranos Bringing Rocket Motor Research and Development to Stone County

Source: Mississippi Development Authority Jackson, Miss. (Sept. 15, 2020) – Solid rocket fuel innovator Adranos, Inc. is locating its rocket motor research and development operations in McHenry in Stone County. As a part of its relocation to Mississippi, Adranos will make a $525,000 corporate investment and plans to create 20 jobs.   “Mississippi continues to …

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RespirTek bio environmental laboratory is locating in the Sunplex Light Industrial Park

Source: Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Inc. Jackson County, MS (September 21, 2020) – The Jackson County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve the sale of land in Sunplex Light Industrial Park to RespirTek Consulting Laboratory for their new headquarters that will include a state-of-the-art research and testing facility. RespirTek is an accredited environmental …

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Rolls-Royce expanding on Gulf Coast: More jobs, better ships, local investment. “It’s a win-win-win.”

  Source: News Mississippi Rolls-Royce is already at work on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, but soon it will grow to add new jobs and better equip the Navy.   Rolls-Royce and the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III office will invest millions to upgrade the company’s capability and capacity for U.S. Navy ship propulsion components in …

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Calgon Carbon Increasing Capacity at Port Bienville, Investing $185 Million

Source: Mississippi Development Authority Jackson, Miss. (June 25, 2020) – Calgon Carbon, manufacturer of activated carbon products, is increasing production capacity at Port Bienville in Hancock County. The project represents a corporate investment of $185 million and is creating 38 jobs.   “Aptly positioned on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Calgon Carbon’s innovative products help industries …

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Governor Reeves Announces Interim Director for Mississippi Development Authority

Photo Courtesy USDA Verbatim Statement JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that John Rounsaville will lead the Mississippi Development Authority as Interim Director to continue growing our state’s economy and win business for Mississippi. John has a proven history of fighting and leading here in our state and on the national stage—having served in …

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