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Friday, December 15, 2023

Governor Reeves Announces Leadership Appointments at MDA

JACKSON (Office of Governor Reeves) – Governor Reeves today announced a series of new appointments at the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). Governor Reeves appointed William “Bill” Cork as Executive Director/Chief Economic Development Officer, PJ Waldrop as Chief Operations Officer, and Steven McDevitt as Chief Investment Officer.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Made in Mississippi: Little Birdie

JACKSON - Our most recent Made in Mississippi profiles Little Birdie in Calhoun City. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Avid Boats Expanding Operations in Monroe County

JACKSON (Courtesy: Mississippi Development Authority) – Fishing boat manufacturer Avid Boats is renovating and expanding its facility in Monroe County. The project is a $7.96 million investment that will create 50 new jobs. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

2023 General Election Results

JACKSON - The results for Mississippi's 2023 general elections are in and there were very few surprising outcomes. Governor Tate Reeves and Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, along with the rest of the statewide incumbents, were re-elected. In the House and Senate races, only one incumbent lost and very few races were competitive.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Toyota Mississippi Announces Launch of 4T Academy

BLUE SPRINGS - (November 1, 2023) – Juniors and seniors at New Albany and Union County Schools will soon have a unique opportunity to learn and earn. Toyota announced Wednesday—in collaboration with local partners—the investment and launch of its 4T Academy, a hands-on training program designed to place students directly into Toyota production jobs right out of high school. 

Monday, October 30, 2023

PACCAR Expanding Operations in Columbus

JACKSON (Courtesy: Mississippi Development Authority) – Global automotive technology company PACCAR is expanding its operations in Columbus. The $209.4 million investment represents two projects that will create a total of 100 jobs.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Governor Reeves Declares Friday, October 6 “Manufacturing Day in Mississippi”

JACKSON – In a signed proclamation, Governor Tate Reeves declared today “Manufacturing Day in Mississippi”, which is also celebrated nationally by the National Association of Manufacturers.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Lex Lemmers Named MMA Chairman of the Board

JACKSON, Miss. – Lex Lemmers, Director of Program Management and Resident Engineering at PACCAR Engine Company in Columbus, was named the 2023-2024 Mississippi Manufacturers Association’s (MMA) Chairman of the Board at Tuesday’s Board of Directors meeting.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Erik Skaggs Named New President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (September 25, 2023) – Toyota Motor North America announced Erik Skaggs has been promoted to president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS) effective October 23.

Friday, September 15, 2023

RTX Expands High-Tech Manufacturing Footprint in Mississippi

JACKSON (Courtesy: Mississippi Development Authority) – Raytheon, an RTX business, broke ground today on a 17,000-square-foot expansion of its Consolidated Manufacturing Center in Forest. The project is a $50 million corporate investment and will create 100 high-skill jobs over the next five years.