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Fall & Winter 2015

Able Workforce

The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services Leads from Within, and They Have Discovered More Than One Way to Save a Life There is more than one way to save lives. The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) has built a …

Mississippi’s Manufacturing Consortium

Collaborating for the Greater Good in the Manufacturing State When dealing with agencies, be they governmental or within a specific industry, experience has taught people to expect gridlock. Rules and regulations can be difficult and tediou...

Winning Performance

Glen McCullough, Jr., Takes the Reins at the Mississippi Development Authority Imagine this scenario: You are nearing the place in life where many of your peers are considering retirement; you have had a successful and fulfilling career in both the …

Mississippi – Selected for Business & Affirmed by People

SOPREMA roofing company selected their Mississippi manufacturing location for strategic reasons. Now that they have experienced the Mississippi workforce and community culture, they are more committed than ever. Mississippi offers significa...

State Procurement in the Wake of the Department of Corrections Scandals

In November of last year, our state was rocked by the stunning news that long-time Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner Chris Epps was resigning from office under indictme...

Mississippi’s Renewed Gateway to International Distribution

It’s not enough to provide port services. The port business is competitive and the Port of Gulfport is bringing innovative practices along with significant capital improvements to prepare Mississippi’s port for the next generation of sh...

Leadership is Big Business

Jay Moon’s leadership model is built on a foundation of over 25 years in economic development. Leadership is a Choice The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has had the benefit of exceptional leaders providing a united voice for manufacturing in Mississippi …

Making the Mold

From prototype to production — United Plastic Molders spans three generations of turning concepts into real products. Downtown Jackson, Mississippi is home to many businesses. One particularly interesting business is United Plastic Molders, Inc. (UPM). UPM is a design and …

Sanderson Farms

A Legacy of Leadership Sanderson Farms is a success story that brings a note of pride to the manufacturing industry in Mississippi. What started as a Feed and Seed store in Brookhaven in 1947 is now America’s third largest poultry …

Preparing for Financial Due Diligence as a Business Seller

Assisting the buyer by preparing for due diligence can help ensure a smooth, rewarding sale of your business. For many business owners, the dreaded words “due diligence” send tingles up their spines. But if you survived the economic dow...

Spring & Summer 2015

Marketing 101 – How Do They Find You? What Happens Next?

Technology changes, and marketing technology has been changing dramatically for 15 years. That doesn’t change the goals that have always been in place. Help people find you and give them a predictable, great experience with your company, ...

Executive Action By Labor Regulators

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are engaged in their own “executive actions” to implement union- and employee-friendly policies at the expense of employers. Here’s what you need to know...

Paving Roads & Relationships in Foreign Markets: SEUS-CP and Mississippi

Each year, a party of delegates from Mississippi travels to the annual Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance conference. Mississippi is a charter member of SEUS-CP, ...

Mississippians Defending Our Shores, One Ship at a Time

A Mississippi Coast Icon Ingalls has called Mississippi home since 1938. In that time, the company has merged and spun off, taking on names such as Litton and Northrop. The thing that has remained constant is shipbuilding. In 2011, Ingalls ...

Mississippi Birds Take Flight Over the U.S.

Most people only know Airbus to be a manufacturer of airplanes… unless you live in Mississippi. unless you are with the U.S. Army, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Mississippi State Police, the Ohio State Patrol, the U.S. Department of Homel...

Mississippi’s Steward for Business – Governor Phil Bryant

Mississippi Manufacturing and Workforce Development Strategy Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi’s 64th governor, is a known champion for the state’s manufacturing industry. Mississippi is a leader in growth in gross manufactured exports,...

Mississippi’s Steward for Business on Manufacturing

Governor Phil Bryant Champions the Business of Manufacturing in Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi’s 64th governor, has a sincere passion for growing business in Mississippi and pride in being a part of this great state. If you...

Higher Standards

Remanufacturing critical equipment and worthy lives Adapt. Adjust. Overcome. Navy veteran Larry White is the owner of AA Calibration Services, LLC, an airline equipment remanufacturing and calibration business that specializes in altimeters, airspeed indicators, and vertical speed indica...

Mississippi Development Authority

Supporting the Growing Business Community of Mississippi Economic Development in Mississippi Mississippi has been at the forefront of state-level economic development in the United States since the mid-1930’s, which saw the passage of the...

The New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC)

How manufacturers can subsidize project costs up to 25% in Mississippi Most medium- to large-scale manufacturing projects require a combination of various incentives to fill a variety of financial gaps. Today’s traditional capital sources...