Governor Tate Reeves has declared Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12 as Mississippi Economic Development Week.
The proclamation from Reeves comes on the heels of a calendar year that saw a record $6 billion in economic development for Mississippi, including a $2.5 billion project in Lowndes County that has been dubbed as the state’s largest-ever.
“I encourage all citizens to recognize the contributions of economic development organizations and the importance of building and maintaining a robust economy,” Reeves wrote in the proclamation shared on social media.
It’s Mississippi Economic Development Week!
Last year our state brought in a record $6 billion in new capital investment, including the largest economic development project in our state’s history.
The future is bright for Mississippi and we’re just getting started! pic.twitter.com/IDW8dX5w8N
— Governor Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) May 8, 2023
On top of Mississippi Economic Development Week, residents across the state are also celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and National Charter Schools Week.