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Mississippi adds 6000 jobs, but 4400 stop searching.


Mississippi's employers added 6,000 jobs to their payrolls in September and the state's unemployment rate fell again, although it remains the second-highest in the nation. The numbers, compiled by two separate surveys, continue to send mixed signals about the state of Mississippi's economy. The payroll survey records subdued growth, while the household survey used to … Continue reading Mississippi adds 6000 jobs, but 4400 stop searching.

Gov. Bryant and company officials announce fifth expansion in four years at Ice Industries in Grenada.


Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Ice Industries Grenada announced today the company is continuing to expand and improve operations at its facility in Grenada, Miss. The project marks the company’s fifth expansion since 2010. It represents a company investment of $1.8 million and will create 50 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at … Continue reading Gov. Bryant and company officials announce fifth expansion in four years at Ice Industries in Grenada.

State Economist: Mississippi economy growing but struggling.


Mississippi's economy is gradually growing stronger, but the state still has 44,000 fewer jobs now than it did before the recession, state economist Darrin Webb told legislative budget writers Friday. Employment numbers in the state have been up in some months and down in others. "What you see is sort of sputtering growth in employment," … Continue reading State Economist: Mississippi economy growing but struggling.

MDA responds to federal inquiries into low income job numbers as state port.


The Mississippi Development Authority intends for 51 percent of new jobs at the state port to be filled by low- to moderate-income residents, but never said current jobs would meet that goal, the agency says in response to concerns the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has raised. MDA secured $570 million in HUD … Continue reading MDA responds to federal inquiries into low income job numbers as state port.

Gov. Bryant to drum up business in South America in September.


Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will lead a trade delegation to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from Sept. 9-13. Mississippi Development Authority is sponsoring at least two other trade trips between July and October. Bryant is not scheduled to go on the other two trips. The MDA says the trip to Brazil and … Continue reading Gov. Bryant to drum up business in South America in September.

Latest numbers show Mississippi economy growing faster than Southeastern average.


With manufacturing on the rebound, Mississippi's economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012, new figures show. Gross domestic product numbers released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all of the economic output of each state. They look at all the money that businesses, private individuals and governments spend on goods … Continue reading Latest numbers show Mississippi economy growing faster than Southeastern average.

Gov. Bryant announces 1,000 new jobs in Hattiesburg


Gov. Phil Bryant announced Thursday that General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, is locating a new customer support center in the Cloverleaf Center on U.S. 49 South in Hattiesburg. The project is expected to create 1,000 jobs. The new center will support General Dynamics’ contracts with the U.S. Department of Health … Continue reading Gov. Bryant announces 1,000 new jobs in Hattiesburg

Governor announces plans for minor league baseball stadium.


Mississippi anticipates providing the City of Biloxi a $15 million grant to construct a minor league baseball stadium downtown, Gov. Phil Bryant announced today. The state’s anticipated financial assistance for the project comes from funds BP granted to Mississippi in 2010 during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “The oil spill of 2010 had a significant … Continue reading Governor announces plans for minor league baseball stadium.

13 WIN Job Centers Closing


The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says that six full-time and seven part-time WIN Job Centers will close June 21. Executive Director Mark Henry says in a news release Thursday that the centers in Iuka and Newton will be open part-time. The cuts are part of across-the-board federal budget reductions that went into effect on … Continue reading 13 WIN Job Centers Closing