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More Jobs Coming to Mississippi, State’s Furniture Industry Expands

HOULKA, MISS– Delta Furniture, Chickasaw County, and the Mississippi Development Authority announce 100 new jobs coming to Houlka, thanks the the furniture company’s expansion.

Currently, 180 people work for the company. The newest addition of the company, which will buy out the former Astrolounger facility, brings a $432,000 investment to the area.

“This year has been great for economic development in Mississippi, and announcement that Delta Furniture is opening a manufacturing facility in Houlka and creating 100 new jobs for the area’s workforce continues that momentum,” says Gov. Phil Bryant.

“Northeast Mississippi’s furniture manufacturing industry is a significant economic driver for the region and the state as a whole, and I thank the team at Delta Furniture for further strengthening our foothold in the industry through this new investment. I wish the company many years of success at its new Chickasaw County location.”

The Mississippi Development Authority helped to bring the facility to fruition.

“The growth Mississippi’s furniture manufacturing industry has experienced in recent years is tangible evidence that people want products manufactured in America and that ‘Made in Mississippi’ is a stamp of quality here in the United States and worldwide,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. “MDA salutes our talented partners at Three Rivers Planning and Development District and the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors for their teamwork with MDA. Together, we were able to assist Delta Furniture in growing its presence in Northeast Mississippi, creating 100 new career opportunities for Mississippians in Chickasaw County. We look forward to the Delta Furniture’s continued growth and success in our state.”

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