Mississippi

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Mississippi.

Mississippi business climate

Mighty Mississippi Flexes Tech Muscles, Abundant Sites, Supportive Business Climate

Mississippi is preparing for the future of industry by developing a high-tech workforce, premier shovel-ready sites and an even stronger business environment with no red tape.
Mississippi Business

Mighty Mississippi Ready For Business

Mississippi state officials are rolling out the red carpet for business and making it easy for companies to locate in the Magnolia State.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
Altex Tube Columbus Mississippi

Altex Tube LLC Will Invest Nearly $110M In Mississippi

New Altex Tube manufacturing operations will create more than 58 jobs in the in Golden Triangle Industrial Park in Columbus, MS.
Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.
Enviva Stone County

Enviva Wood Biomass Plant Will Bring 100 Jobs To Mississippi

Wood biomass producer Enviva's fourth Mississippi facility represents a $250 million investment and will create approximately 100 jobs in Stone County, MS.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: On The Move

Cities and counties are leveraging their locations, skilled workforce, and intermodal services to keep goods moving.
Nissan Canton

Nissan Investing $500M In Mississippi Expansion

The automobile maker will retrain nearly 2,000 employees to build two all-new electric vehicles at its Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant.
Utilities Economic Development

Top Utilities: More Power To You

From municipally-owned power providers to expansive regional entities, these top utilities of 2021 did much more than provide energy.
I-59 Supply Chain Park

New FedEx Ground Facility Under Construction at I-59 Supply Chain Park

FedEx Ground is building a new 217,000-square-foot distribution facility at the I-59 Supply Chain Park at Mississippi's Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport.
Ocean Aero

Mississippi: Milwaukee Tool Expands In Grenada And Clinton

Hardware maker Milwaukee Tool expects to create 800 new jobs in Grenada, MS and will add 400 more in Greenwood, Jackson and Olive Branch.
September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

The September / October 2021 issue looks at startup ecosystems, innovation centers and Opportunity Zones. Plus, an exclusive interview with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) projects

Five Manufacturers Picked To Validate Innovative Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy's manufacturing partners will conduct Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) projects to speed adoption of clean energy technologies.
Mississippi

Mississippi: Delta Fiber Expands Broadband Service

With matching funds from the Federal Cares Act, Mississippi is undertaking a $65-million installation of broadband service in rural areas.
Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool To Create 1,200 Jobs In Mississippi

Power tool maker Milwaukee Tool will invest $60 million in its new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Grenada, MS.
shipping

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.
March / April 2021

March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
aerospace and defense industry

Aerospace: The Sky’s The Limit

While defense spending has remained stable, commercial aviation has been on life support during the coronavirus pandemic. It may take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels of passenger jet air traffic.
Top Utilities

Top Utilities: Power Players

Electricity demand in the commercial sector was down by 6 percent while the industrial sector saw a 6.9 percent reduction in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy.

Rankings & Awards

Micron, Intel, Chevron Phillips, Hyundai Top 2022 Deals Of The Year

The annual Business Facilities Deal of the Year awards have expanded to recognize four winning project announcements.
2022 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2022 State Of The Year

North Carolina is named Business Facilities’ 2022 State of the Year, the second time the state has been recognized for this top honor.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.