Mississippi companies going on trade mission to Middle East

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – At least 15 Mississippi companies are heading to the Middle East next month in the hopes of establishing new partnerships.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that the businesses will be visiting Dubai and Jordan in late March as part of a Mississippi Development Authority trade mission.

Citing Dubai’s expansive and continual growth, MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. said the region was ripe with opportunity for partnerships with Mississippi companies.