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Delta Lodging Group Announces New TownePlace Suites by Marriott Project in Corinth

CORINTH, Mississippi  — A new 89-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott (TPS) will soon be coming to Corinth, Mississippi. Marriott International Inc. signed a franchise and operating agreement with Delta Lodging Group (DLG) in December. The hotel is slated to break ground in fall 2024 with a tentative opening in early 2026. “We are ecstatic to […]

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Mississippi Invests in High School Career and Technical Programs

JACKSON, MS — Mississippi has allocated approximately $1.4 million to career and technical education efforts at 25 high schools and districts across the state, aiming to empower students by aligning their education with their future careers or post-secondary education programs. The EquipMS Grant program, established through House Bill 588 (2023) as the Mississippi K-12 Workforce

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Governor Reeves Signs Legislation to Finalize Largest Economic Development Project in State History

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves recently signed legislation to finalize the largest economic development project in Mississippi history. Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is investing $10 billion to establish multiple data center complexes in two Madison County industrial parks. The investment will create at least 1,000 high-paying, high-tech jobs. This $10 billion investment by

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Amazon Web Services Plans to Invest $10 billion, creating 1,000 jobs in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is investing $10 billion to establish multiple data center complexes in two Madison County industrial parks. The project is a planned $10 billion corporate investment and will create at least 1,000 high-paying, high-tech jobs. This investment by AWS is the single largest capital investment in Mississippi history and

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Cooperative Energy Announces First Round of Finalist SiteInvest Properties

Hattiesburg, Miss.  – Cooperative Energy announced the industrial properties selected as finalists in the first round of the SiteInvest program. The property investment program was announced in September 2023 at the inaugural Economic Development Summit. SiteInvest is designed to help improve readiness and enhance the development of industrial properties in Cooperative Energy’s Members’ territories. The

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Governor Reeves Announces Special Session to Finalize Largest Economic Development Project in State History

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced that he is calling a special session to finalize the largest economic development project in Mississippi’s entire history. The project will include a $10 billion corporate capital investment and create 1,000 high-tech jobs. At $10 billion, it is the single largest capital investment in state history and four

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Truck Battery Joint Venture Locating $1.9 billion Factory in Marshall County, Creating 2,000 Quality Jobs

JACKSON, Miss. – A joint venture between Accelera by Cummins, the zero-emissions business unit of Cummins Inc., Daimler Trucks & Buses and PACCAR, is locating advanced battery cell production operations in Marshall County. The project represents a corporate investment of at least $1.9 billion and will create 2,000 jobs with an average annual salary of approximately

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Cooperative Energy Awards Nearly $400,000 in Grants to Support Economic Development in Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Miss.  – Cooperative Energy, together with the 11 Member electric distribution cooperatives it serves, invested $397,275 in strategic economic development efforts across the state in 2023. The grant funds were awarded as part of the Cooperative Competes program which provides funding for proactive site and community development, with the goal of attracting new capital

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Governor Reeves Announces Special Session to Finalize Second Largest Economic Development Project in State History

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves recently announced that he is calling a special session to finalize the second largest economic development project in Mississippi history. Additionally, the economic development project represents the largest payroll commitment of any major project in state history. This follows the largest economic development project in state history – the $2.5

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