Economic Dev

Anduril Industries expanding operations in Stone County

Source: Mississippi Development Authority Anduril Industries is expanding its operations in McHenry. The project represents a corporate investment of $75 million and will create 60 new jobs. Anduril is a defense technology company on a mission to transform U.S. and allied militaries with advanced technology. Anduril combines modern software expertise with a rapid and differentiated […]

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Connor Industries locating operations in Coahoma County

  Boat manufacturer Connor Industries is locating operations in Clarksdale. The project represents a corporate investment of at least $8 million and will create 56 jobs.   Connor Industries’ new location will enable the company to manufacture and test boats year-round on the Mississippi River. The project involves the construction of a new 48,600-square-foot facility

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Mississippi Export Railroad (MSE) Announces New, State-of-the-Art Railcar Repair Shop

  Mississippi Export Railroad (MSE) held a Gold Spike Ceremony for a new railcar repair shop specializing in tank qualification at the Helena Industrial Complex, Moss Point, Mississippi, on May 13. TheMark B. Miller Railcar Repair Shop, named after the company’s retired Vice President of Operations for 22 years, will service outside customers, specializing in

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Cooperative Energy Opens SiteInvest Applications

    Hattiesburg, Miss. – Cooperative Energy is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the next round of the SiteInvest program. This initiative is aimed at improving the readiness and enhancing the development of industrial properties within the territories of Cooperative Energy’s 11 Member cooperatives.   SiteInvest is built on a three-tier

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Four Industrial Sites in Cooperative Energy’s Service Territory Receive Over $268,000 in State Funding

Hattiesburg, Miss. (February 28, 2024) –Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) recently awarded the sixth round of Mississippi Site Development Program grants. Industrial properties in Hancock, Pearl River, and Scott counties were among the latest recipients. Together, sites within Cooperative Energy’s Members’ service territories received over $268,000 in state grant support. The

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Cooperative Energy Announces First Round of Finalist SiteInvest Properties

Cooperative Energy announced the industrial properties selected as finalists in the first round of the SiteInvest program. The property investment program was announced in September 2023 at the inaugural Economic Development Summit. SiteInvest is designed to help improve readiness and enhance the development of industrial properties in Cooperative Energy’s Members’ territories. The program is a

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Cooperative Energy Awards Nearly $400,000 in Grants to Support Economic Development in Mississippi

  Cooperative Energy, together with the 11 Member electric distribution cooperatives it serves, invested $397,275 in strategic economic development efforts across the state in 2023. 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 attracting new capital investment and

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Five “Select Sites” in Cooperative Energy’s Service Territory Receive Nearly $4.5 Million in State Funding

Hattiesburg, Miss. (January 04, 2024) – Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) recently awarded nearly $17 million in site development grants to further develop “Select” industrial sites throughout the state. “Select Sites” are nominated by Cooperative Energy and evaluated by a third-party site selection consultant with coordination by MDA. The “Select Site”

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Cooperative Energy Celebrates Expanding Solar Portfolio at Delta’s Edge

Greenwood, Miss. – Cooperative Energy celebrated the continued growth of its solar portfolio at Delta’s Edge—the Cooperative’s newest utility-scale solar site. The 637-acre site, located in Carroll County six miles east of Greenwood, uses 250,152 panels to produce 100MW of electricity. The electricity is then delivered across the state, powering homes and businesses with environmentally

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Skydweller Aero bringing operations to Hancock County

  Source: Mississippi Development Authority Jackson, Miss. (October 18, 2023) – Skydweller Aero Inc. is bringing its flight test and aircraft modification operations to Hancock County. The project represents a corporate investment of $15 million, as well as $40 million in advanced solar powered aircraft inventory. The project will create at least 36 new jobs.

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