Led by Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi’s aggressive efforts to create jobs and attract new investment produced significant results, with 2013 more than doubling the jobs and investment generated in the state in the previous year.
Projects supported by Mississippi Development Authority over the past year created 6,265 new jobs for the state’s workers and more than $1.03 billion in new investment. In 2012, state-assisted projects accounted for 2,664 new jobs and $455,560,000 in new investment.
“Since taking office, I have made improving Mississippi’s economy a top priority. That includes building a pro-business environment, attracting new investments and working to grow existing businesses. Our hard work is paying off. This year has proven to be a strong year for economic development in Mississippi, and it shows that our economy is gaining strength and that Mississippi has created one of the top locations in the country for business – something that local, national and international companies are noticing and acting upon,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.