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

By Jason Word | January 25, 2024

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 […]

Cooperative Energy Announces First Round of Finalist SiteInvest Properties

By Jason Word | January 25, 2024

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 […]

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

By Jason Word | January 24, 2024

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 […]

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

By Jason Word | January 18, 2024

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 […]

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

By Jason Word | January 18, 2024

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 […]

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

By Jason Word | January 16, 2024

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 […]

Leadership Mississippi Acceptance form 2024

By Cathy Northington | January 12, 2024

Mississippi AI Collaborative Receives Prestigious Grant

By Jason Word | January 2, 2024

The Mississippi AI Collaborative (MAIC) proudly announces it has been awarded a significant grant by data.org. The Generative AI Skills Challenge issued a call for best-in-class organizations training and upskilling teams on generative AI to drive social impact and advance socioeconomic mobility. Five awardees from a pool of nearly 600 applications across 93 countries were […]

Coffee and Conversation with Statewide Elected Officials 2024

By Cathy Northington | December 28, 2023

State Board of Education Names Dr. Lance Evans State Superintendent of Education

By Jason Word | December 21, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE), recently, named Dr. Lance Evans, the superintendent of the New Albany School District, the next state superintendent of education. The SBE selected Dr. Evans after conducting a national search. He will assume the position on July 1, 2024, succeeding Dr. Ray Morgigno, who was appointed […]

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