Economic Dev

CLAW Forestry breaks ground on new mill in Southwest Mississippi

Source: CLAW Forestry Contact: Tedrick Ratcliff CLAW Forestry Tratcliff@claw-forestry.com   Gloster, Miss. (Sept. 27, 2022) – CLAW Forestry held a groundbreaking ceremony today at the site of its new Amite County sawmill, which will be named Gloster Forest Products. The mill represents a corporate investment of nearly $200 million and will create 131 jobs and …

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Coca-Cola UNITED to Build New $15M Facility in McComb

Source: Coca-Cola UNITED  McComb, Miss. (Aug. 5, 2022) – Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (UNITED) has announced plans to build a new sales and distribution center in McComb – an approximate $15 million investment. Ground-breaking is slated for early 2023 followed by an early 2024 opening. When the new facility is complete, McComb Coca-Cola Bottling …

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Hol-Mac increasing footprint in Bay Springs, creating 31 jobs

Source: Mississippi Development Authority   Jackson, Miss. (TBA, 2022) –Hol-Mac Corporation, a Mississippi-based company, is expanding operations in Bay Springs. The $1 million corporate investment will create 31 jobs and create a base for continued growth for the company in Jasper County. Hol-Mac’s expansion, the company’s fifth in Bay Springs, is for its Hammerhead Off-Road Armor line to keep up with consumer demand. The Hammerhead Off-Road Armor line began in 2008 by employees …

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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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