Greater Jackson Alliance
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Economic Development Goals


Greater Jackson Alliance Economic Development Goals:

  • To promote Greater Jackson to the Automotive and related industries as a location for new and expanded facilities and to recruit automotive and related companies to the metro area.  Implement an aggressive recruiting plan based from the results to the  Automotive Study.
  • To promote Greater Jackson to the Distribution/Logistics industry as a location for new and expanded facilities and to recruit distribution and related companies to the metro area.  Assign a Distribution Study to a designated consultant of GJA’s choosing.  Implement a recruiting strategy based on the study results.
  • To actively recruit and become more flexible to meet the needs of call centers, back-office operations, corporate headquarters (national and regional), high technology enterprises, and data centers requests for information and inquiries by identifying all strengths and weaknesses in the GJA Region. 
  • To become more involved from a legislative standpoint and stand together as one entity to endorse or disapprove any legislation that would help or hurt the state of Mississippi specifically the Greater Jackson Region.
  • To continue to recruit Site Selection Consultants and Automotive suppliers on a National level with GJA Events in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Greater Jackson.
  • To strengthen GJA’s value by becoming a retail research center for all partners and developers in the GJA Region.
  • To Develop a marketing piece to send to all existing manufactures in the GJA Region expressing the benefits and services each GJA Partner can offer them with any and all training, expansion incentives and financing needs.
  • To have a strong and active support initiative for Downtown Revitalization of Jackson.
  • To identify and assist with the certification of the Greater Jackson’s high potential industrial sites.
  • To form a better relationship with the elected officials in the GJA Region by education them through one-on-one visits, window and facility tours, and quarterly newsletters that will have information on each partners activity throughout the Greater Jackson Region.
  • To continue to examine our region’s physical boundaries and internal components, and to implement changes as deemed necessary to reflect who we are.
  • To aggressively improve the national perception of the Greater Jackson area for the good of all entities.
  • To aggressively promote GJA’s Mission, Goals, Objectives and successes to both our internal and external customers.
  • To continue being the “One Stop Shop” for Regional Economic Development information and dissemination of this data.
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September 8, 2017
Baptist Memorial Health Care opening a 250 employee business office in downtown Jackson

Baptist Memorial Health Care announced Thursday plans to establish a regional business office in the Regions Plaza building in downtown Jackson.

Baptist will lease four floors at 210 E. Capitol St. occupying a total of 41,000 square feet of space that will house 250 employees.
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July 19, 2017
Multicraft International celebrates New Division Opening - Creates 50 Jobs

Officials from Multicraft International, state and local leaders recently celebrated the grand opening of the company's new division, Multicraft Ventures, LLC, in Pelahatchie. The project is a $2 million corporate investment and creates 50 jobs.

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July 17, 2017
Global Automotive Supplier Calsonic Kansei Expands in Madison

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global automotive supplier Calsonic Kansei announced the company’s expansion in Madison. The $16.33 million corporate investment creates 98 new jobs.

“Mississippi’s outstanding reputation in the automotive industry is known worldwide,” Gov. Bryant said. “Calsonic Kansei’s addition of so many new jobs in Madison once again puts our state on the global stage. The expansion proves we have the workforce and business climate to ensure industry leaders like Calsonic enjoy years of success in Mississippi.”
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