Tag Archives: Mississippi Development Authority

Clinton losing ADP as company shifts up to 100 jobs to Georgia

September 14, 2012

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Automatic Data Processing, a business-outsourcing provider more commonly known as ADP, is shutting down in Clinton and moving its approximately 100 jobs to Augusta, Ga. New Jersey-based ADP has not responded to phone calls over the last couple of days but a spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority confirmed the company’s departure from the WorldCom […]

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Metso adding jobs in Clarksdale; mattress maker opening plant in Belmont

September 10, 2012

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Conveyor component maker Metso is initiating a $4 million expansion that will add 30 to 50 workers to its 62-member workforce at the company’s Clarksdale plant, the Mississippi Development Authority said Monday. The announcement follows a notice Friday from the MDA that 200 jobs are expected to be created through sleep products manufacturer Comfort Revolution’s […]

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Beds, breakfast and business

August 29, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority’s 2012 development workshop for the Mississippi bed & breakfast industry (B&B’s) kicked off last week with meetings in Columbus, Clarksdale and at Jackson’s popular Fairview Inn. MDA representative Joy Foy says the program hopes to grow the industry and is in its third year thanks to a partnership between MDA, the […]

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Reshoring Success: AirGuide moving manufacturing from Mexico to Clarksdale

August 14, 2012

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A Florida company’s decision to relocate part of its manufacturing operation from Mexico to Clarksdale gives Mississippi a win in a national “reshoring” effort by which states hope to persuade U.S. manufacturers to bring some or all of their operations home. HVAC equipment manufacturer AirGuide of Hialeah, Fla., is moving its manufacturing operations from Mexico […]

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Mississippi Development Authority taps Jim McArthur as new deputy director

August 13, 2012

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  Jim McArthur, a former utility equipment sales executive, has joined the Mississippi Development Authority as deputy director. McArthur brings nearly 20 years in business development, marketing and economic development to the post, the MDA says. Previously, McArthur served for three years as regional sales director for Itron, formerly SmartSynch. At Itron, a provider of […]

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State to highlight contracting opportunities for minority, women-owned businesses

August 7, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is hosting a day-long conference and networker August 16 to connect minority- and women-owned businesses in Mississippi to procurement opportunities available at state agencies. The event, Access Mississippi, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 Pascagoula St. Gov. Phil Bryant emphasized that Access […]

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BorgWarner adding 50 jobs in Water Valley for new auto transmission product

July 23, 2012

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Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner is expanding operations at its plant in Water Valley to begin manufacturing a new ECO-Launch system that enables the stop-start function in automatic transmissions. By adding the new product to its production line BorgWarner expects to create 50 new jobs at the plant. This latest expansion marks the company’s third in […]

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Rolls-Royce begins work on new jet engine test center at Stennis

June 18, 2012

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Rolls-Royce broke ground Monday on a new $50 million jet engine test facility at the company’s outdoor testing site on the grounds of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center. When fully operational, the coastal Mississippi facility is expected to create 35 skilled jobs. James M. Guyette, chairman, president & CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, said […]

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MDA wins national recognition for jobs creation

June 12, 2012

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Job-creation tallies from such projects as Stion’s solar panel plant in Hattiesburg, Chevron’s new premium base oil refinery facility in Pascagoula and Lockheed Martin’s support center in Clinton have helped the Mississippi Development Authority gain national recognition for the second consecutive year from Area Development magazine. The magazine, an economic development publication covering site selection […]

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Wilkerson resigns as MDA tourism director, accepts same job for city of Ridgeland

June 1, 2012

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The state’s tourism director informed the Mississippi Development Authority’s Interim Executive Director Jim Barksdale, tourism staff and industry partners on Wednesday that she is resigning her post to take a position with the Ridgeland Tourism Commission. MDA Tourism Director Mary Beth Wilkerson is leaving her position effective June 15, 2012. Wilkerson, who has been with […]

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