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Frozen-food maker to invest $27.3 million, add 15 jobs

Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the frozen food industry, is increasing capacity in Oakland. The project is a $27.3 million corporate investment that will add 15 jobs to the work force, raising the total number of employees to 450. “For 13 years, Ajinomoto Foods has been growing its Oakland operations, providing gainful employment for hundreds of Mississippians ...

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Toshiba opening $14 million distribution center, creating 40 jobs in DeSoto County

Toshiba America Business Solutions is opening distribution operations in Horn Lake. The $14 million project will create 40 jobs. Toshiba American is a subsidiary of technology solutions company Toshiba Tec Corp. The company provides multifunction printers, including its award-winning e-Studio printer, managed document services and digital signage for businesses of all sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and Central and ...

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State’s 2019 top economic projects bring jobs, investments

As 2019 comes to a close, a look back reveals the state’s top economic development projects that are bringing jobs and investments to several counties. Among the top eight projects listed by the Mississippi Development Authority, 2,205 new jobs were created with an investment of $469.5 million. Locations in the state receiving these boosts include the counties of DeSoto, Lee, ...

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Macon catfish processor plans $17 million expansion that will add 25 jobs

MBJ staff Superior Catfish is expanding its operations in Macon with a $17 million corporate investment that will create 25 jobs. Superior Catfish is constructing a 31,500-square-foot addition to its 31,000-square-foot facility to house two new full processing lines, which will accommodate an increase in demand. The company’s customers include Sysco, Performance Food Group, Merchants Foodservice and restaurant chain Penn’s. ...

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Former aluminum plant exec jailed in Louisiana, awaits bond hearing

By JACK WEATHERLY Roger Boggs, chief executive of American Specialty Alloys, which was to build a $1.2 billion plant in Columbus to produce aluminum for automobile bodies, pulled up stakes in October 2015 and decided to seek his fortunes in Louisiana. At the time, the manufacturer was at odds with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Golden Triangle development agency, ...

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MDA leading business development mission Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a multi-sector business development mission to Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands from June 18–25. Mississippi companies interested in expanding or initiating trade in these markets are invited to participate. “By participating in MDA’s business development mission to Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands, Mississippi businesses will have ample opportunities to forge mutually beneficial relationships in ...

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Harris helps minority and women-owned business owners across the state

By BECKY GILLETTE Carol S. Harris was employed as a loan officer with Trustmark National Bank before going to work as a Housing Development Officer with the Mississippi Home Corporation, the housing finance agency for Mississippi, where she assisted Community Housing Development Organizations to fund and build more than 1,200 homes annually for low- to moderate-income residents. It was while ...

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MDA voids deal with shipbuilder at Gulfport port

By Jack Weatherly A Louisiana-based shipbuilder failed to meet a Dec. 31 deadline on investments and hiring at the Port of Gulfport and thus Mississippi officials voided an incentive deal. The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) turned down a proposal by Edison Chouest Offshore’s Topship subsidiary to cut in half its commitment of an investment of $68 million and creation of ...

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Boxx: State fares well at Internet trading

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT mbj@msbusiness.com Mississippi exports around $11 billion internationally, and the Mississippi Development Authority’s International Trade Office director Rose Boxx wants to increase those numbers. “In my opinion,” she said, “Mississippi has fared very well internationally. We have a very aggressive trade promotion program in our state, especially considering the size of Mississippi in comparison to other Southern ...

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Oxford manufacturer to expand, create 25 additional jobs

MBJ staff SMW Manufacturing announced Monday that it will expand its operations in Oxford by investing $4 million and creating 25 jobs over the next four years to bring the work force to 75. SMW makes components for the heavy truck, automotive, mining, construction and industrial markets. In 2017, the company announced it would take over operations in the former ...

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