Month: August 2019

Jumpstart Test Prep Implements Newest State-Sponsored Act® Reading and Science Review Pilot Program

Jumpstart Test Prep announced the selection of 22 Mississippi High Schools that will implement a legislatively funded test prep program to juniors preparing for the state-mandated ACT® exam administered during the spring of 2020. The prep classes will begin at all selected Mississippi high schools during the two weeks preceding the scheduled test day. The pilot …

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Avid Boats Invests $1.6 Million in Amory, Creates 75 Jobs

Boat manufacturer Avid Boats is locating a new production facility in Amory. The project is a $1.6-million corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “Manufacturing is a strong economic driver in North Mississippi,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “Avid Boats’ decision to locate in Amory and create 75 new manufacturing jobs further strengthens the state’s foothold …

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Medline Industries Creating 450 Jobs in Southaven

Medline Industries, Inc., a healthcare business that manufactures and distributes medical supplies, is locating distribution operations in Southaven. The project is a $46-million corporate investment and will bring 450 new jobs to North Mississippi. “Medline’s investment in the Southaven community and the creation of hundreds of new jobs marks the beginning of a long-lasting business …

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159 Graduate From 2019 Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprenticeship Program

Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a recent graduation ceremony for the company’s apprenticeship program at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Nine different crafts were represented among the 159 graduates of the 2019 class. Mississippi Speaker of the House, Philip Gunn, delivered the keynote address. “The prosperity of Mississippi begins with people like you,” he said. “The careers for which …

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