Financing secured to complete the MS Center for Information and Technology

Financing has been secured to complete the Sen. Thad Cochran Mississippi Center for Information and Technology in Vicksburg, known as MCITy, by the end of 2021. The Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Foundation announced Friday that the EDF and its partner investors, led by Mr. Tim Cantwell of Newbreak Management, have secured all needed financing to […]

VIDEO – Harbor Freight store opens in Vicksburg

Harbor Freight opened its Vicksburg location Tuesday morning at 1601 North Frontage Road. The location previously was home to the Vicksburg Post. The 10,000 square foot store is well stocked with name brand tools. Store manager Florence Bilbrew relocated to Vicksburg from the company’s McComb location. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. until […]

Vicksburg inks deal with Viking River Cruises valued at $2.5 million

Although Vicksburg hasn’t seen a riverboat docking in months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it hasn’t stopped the city or the companies running riverboat cruises from planning for the future. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced Tuesday that the city had signed an agreement with Viking USA, the parent company of Viking River Cruises. The contract […]

Entergy recognized as a Top U.S. Utility in economic development for 13th year

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Site Selection magazine has named Entergy one of the nation’s top 10 electric utilities in economic development for the 13th consecutive year. The recognition is largely due to the vital role Entergy played in supporting projects that resulted in some $18.2 billion of capital investment and the creation of more than 5,460 jobs in the […]

City authorizes next step in waterfront development

The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen called a special session Wednesday afternoon to take the next step in developing the waterfront. “This is phase 1 of the Mississippi River development in Vicksburg,” said Mayor George Flaggs Jr. The city has long proposed refitting the City Front to create a more welcoming and safer port […]

More than 2,000 Mississippians enrolled in ReSkill workforce training program in 30 days

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday that more than 2,000 Mississippians have enrolled in the ReSkill Mississippi initiative within the first 30 days of the program. ReSkillMS is designed to help ease the economic burden and uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic has created for our state’s workers by providing training at community colleges or on-the-job training. […]

Vicksburg Forest Products to add 60 full-time jobs and invest $40 million

The Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Partnership announced Wednesday that Vicksburg Forest Products is expanding its operations in Vicksburg to respond to market opportunities and accommodate new customers. The expansion will allow Vicksburg Forest Products to create 60 direct jobs and invest $40 million in corporate investments. In 2018, Vicksburg Forest Products purchased the former Anderson […]

Scooters launching soon in downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg will have a fleet of scooters for visitors and residents to rent in the downtown area beginning in less than two weeks. San Antonio-based Blue Duck partnered with the City of Vicksburg to roll out Mississippi’s first fleet of shared electric scooters under new legislation recently signed by Gov. Tate Reeves. The company’s scooters […]

Flaggs says ‘Thanks’ to youngest constituent

During his Facebook live Q&A Wednesday, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. spoke about one young constituent with concerns about economic development. Kindergartner Waylon Wigley wrote Flaggs a letter Tuesday asking for a Target retail store to be built in Vicksburg even though he lives outside city limits. Thursday, Flaggs stopped by at Wigley’s house to […]