Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Development Authority’

MDA offering tax incentives to outlet mall developers

SOUTHAVEN — After four years on the drawing board, the Outlet Shops of the Mid-South is moving a closer to reality with approval of $33.9 million in state subsidies. State officials say the Mississippi Development Authority approved developers’ application for sales tax incentives. Jeff Rent, a spokesman with the MDA office in Jackson, tells The […] [...]

MDA provides funding to Grenada manufacturer

GRENADA — The state of Mississippi has provided $200,000 to refurbish a metal stamping press at a Grenada manufacturer. The money was provided through the Mississippi Development Authority’s Job Protection Grant program. The program is designed to help local industries retain jobs and grow their businesses. Officials say Grenada Stamping is spending $250,000 of its […] [...]

MDA leading trade delegation to South America

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to South America from April 24-29. MDA officials say in a news release yesterday that the trip will include stops in Paraguay and Uruguay. They say participating companies can also make an optional stop in Brazil or […] [...]

Environmentalists turn to court over offshore leasing rules

GULF OF MEXICO — Environmental groups want a judge to stop rules setting a framework for offshore gas and oil exploration in parts of the Mississippi Sound. At a hearing yesterday, the Sierra Club and the Gulf Restoration Network asked Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary to order the Mississippi Development Authority to reconsider […] [...]

DMR sends letter to MDA over marine leasing, seismic activity

BILOXI — Jamie Miller, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, has sent a letter to the Mississippi Development Authority regarding the state’s process for leasing and seismic activity in Mississippi marine waters. In the letter, Miller said that MDA’s rules do not contradict the Mississippi Coastal Program, but determined the DMR should […] [...]

Tennessee-based manufacturer sites plant in industrial park

WALNUT — Officials say ALUMA-FORM has broken ground on the company’s new manufacturing facility in Walnut in Tippah County. Gov. Phil Bryant says in a news release that the project represents a company investment of $6.7 million and will create 125 new jobs. The Memphis, Tenn.-based company is building its facility in the Walnut Industrial […] [...]

Mars Food to celebrate 35 years in Port City

GREENVILLE — Mars Food North America, maker of Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change products, will mark 35 years in Greenville with an event Friday that will be attended by Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christiansen, Greenville Mayor John Cox and other elected officials. To commemorate the 35th anniversary, dignitaries will make special presentations, […] [...]

MDA to lead delegation on mission to Europe

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Western Europe from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Officials say the trip will include stops in the United Kingdom and France. Participating companies will also have the opportunity to make a third stop if they […] [...]

State erects 173rd Blues Trail marker; honors Handy

CLEVELAND — The “Enlightenment of W.C. Handy” is the subject of the next Mississippi Blues Trail marker to be unveiled Thursday at the Bolivar County Courthouse. The Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division says in a news release that Handy’s account of his “enlightenment” in Cleveland is one of the most widely circulated stories in blues […] [...]

Toyota Boshoku expanding, adding nearly 200 workers

MANTACHIE — Automotive supplier Toyota Boshoku is adding 180 jobs at its manufacturing plant in northeast Mississippi. The company said today that it’s investing $21 million at the plant it opened in 2011 in Mantachie, where it makes seat components and door panels for the Toyota Corolla. The parts go to a Toyota Motor Corp. […] [...]

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