Economic Dev

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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Gigantic Bag Company Expands Operations in Mississippi to Support the Fight Against COVID-19, Creating 100 New Jobs

Summit, Miss. (May 12, 2020) — Gigantic Bag Co., LLC, is expanding operations in Mississippi. The manufacturer of plastic goods that support health, food, and infrastructure services throughout the United States will be leasing an existing building east of McComb to assist in efforts to battle the COVID-19 global pandemic. The new manufacturing operation is …

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Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Co. facility coming to Lincoln County; Creating 30 new jobs and a $4 million investment

  Source: Mississippi Development Authority   Jackson, Miss. (Feb. 25, 2020) – Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company is expanding to Brookhaven, investing $4 million and creating 30 new jobs.   “When companies like Keystone choose to open new operations in our state, they are demonstrating to the world that Mississippi has the competitive advantages – including …

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ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore, Inc. creating 100 jobs, investing $10 million at Pascagoula site

  Source: Mississippi Development Authority   ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore, Inc. creating 100 jobs, investing $10 million at Pascagoula site   Jackson, Miss. (Feb. 18, 2020) – Ship maintenance and repair company ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore, Inc., is expanding in Pascagoula. The project is a $10 million corporate investment and will …

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Jones Lumber Plans $18 Million Expansion in Natchez, Adding 35 New Jobs

  Jones Lumber Co. is expanding its Mississippi grade-lumber operations with an $18-million corporate investment in Natchez that will create 35 jobs. Jones Lumber has operations in locations throughout Mississippi, all of which produce hardwood mats. In January 2018, the company acquired the former Rives and Reynolds lumber mill in Natchez, where it will specialize …

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American Baitworks will Construct New Manufacturing Facility, Creating 70 New Jobs in Jackson County

Hattiesburg, Miss. (October 21, 2019) — An industrial park in South Mississippi will welcome a new tenant and job growth over the next few months. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve the sale of land in Sunplex Light Industrial Park to American Baitworks Co. for the company’s national headquarters, new state-of-the-art …

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The Middleby Corporation Moving Lynx Grills’ Headquarters and Manufacturing Operations to Greenwood, Creating 200 Jobs

Source: Mississippi Development Authority 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 …

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VT Halter Marine wins $746 Million Contract to Build New Coast Guard Icebreaker

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst   Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS  April 23, 2019 – 6:45 PM   PASCAGOULA, Miss. — A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. …

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