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BorgWarner expanding operations in Water Valley

WATER VALLEY — Officials from global powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced today the company is expanding operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company’s advanced transmission solutions. The project is the company’s fourth expansion in Water Valley. It represents a company investment of $43 million and will create 158 new jobs. Advanced transmission solutions produced at the Water Valley ...

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Two companies announce new jobs in Pontotoc

PONTOTOC — State and local officials gathered today as representatives from Brooks and Dehart Furniture Xpress, Inc. and Eaton Custom Seating announced they were investing in new and existing operations, respectively, in Pontotoc. The two companies are creating a total of 55 new jobs. Headquartered in North Carolina, Brooks and Dehart Furniture Xpress is a furniture-only logistics and delivery company. The ...

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Seminars to detail specifics of new construction lien law

Construction tradesmen and others who want to learn the ins-and-outs of Mississippi’s new construction lien law can attend seminars in June presented by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Minority and Small Business Development Division. A seminar has already been held in Tupelo. The remaining two in Gulfport and Jackson are designed to educate Mississippi companies in the construction industry – particularly ...

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Tower International expanding operations in Meridian

Special to the MBJ MERIDIAN, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tower International, Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its facility in Meridian. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $15 million and will create 83 jobs. Tower International is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies for small ...

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BRENT CHRISTENSEN — Entrepreneurs: A vital fuel for Mississippi’s Economy

If you surveyed a hundred people and asked them what economic development is, I’m confident you would receive nearly 100 different answers. While they may be varied, the answers will likely be correct, just not complete. As the state’s lead economic development organization, Mississippi Development Authority is a lot of things to a lot of people and communities around the ...

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Entrepreneur Center: Helping you find your corner of commerce

AA Calibration Services founder Larry White says it took less than a minute back in 2004 to realize the layoff notice he had just received represented the opportunity of a lifetime. To be more exact, White said, it took about “30 seconds to recognize this opportunity.” White, a retired Navy aviation electronic technician, reacted to the pink slip by offering ...

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Model Contractor Development Program begins Feb. 20 in Jackson

JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi Development Authority will kick off its Model Contractor Development Program workshop series on Thursday, Feb. 20 in the fifth floor training room of the Strayer University building, 460 Briarwood Drive in Jackson. The nine weekly workshops are designed to teach small contractors and businesses practices that will improve their company’s operations and increase their bonding ...

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D’Iberville debuts affordable housing community for 55-and-older residents

D’IBERVILLE – As many municipalities across the country struggle to provide affordable housing for the aging Baby Boomer population, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has found a solution with the recent opening of Riverside, an adult waterfront community located in D’Iberville. Riverside was made possible through a unique private/public/non-profit partnership. Officials with Gulf Coast Renaissance Corp., a local nonprofit that serves ...

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Mississippi Forge (PVF) locating operations in Ackerman

Mississippi Forge (PVF), Inc. has announced it is making a $9 million corporate investment and creating 60 new jobs over three years by locating manufacturing operations in Ackerman, Miss. Mississippi Forge, manufacturer of steel forged flanges and fittings for use in piping systems, is locating in the facility formerly occupied by Ackerman Forge. The same facility once housed Taylor Forge, ...

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