Economic Growth

A strong economy is a core foundation of a healthy society. Since first taking public office in 2004, Governor Reeves has worked tirelessly to craft sensible policies that will grow Mississippi’s economy and improve the quality of life for all Mississippians.

Thanks to the smart, conservative policies that Governor Reeves implemented, Mississippi is in the best fiscal and financial shape in our state’s history. He championed a historic tax cut that bolstered job growth and attracted new businesses across the state. Governor Reeves worked to reduce Mississippi’s debt and fill our state’s Rainy Day Fund at the highest level in state history in case of disaster.

Now as Governor, he is executing policies that will continue to build Mississippi’s economic growth, attract new businesses, and create an economic environment that ensures all Mississippians thrive here at home.


Press releases:


Governor Reeves Announces Special Session to Finalize Second Largest Economic Development Project in State History

January 16, 2024

Governor Tate Reeves today announced that he is calling a special session to finalize the second largest economic development project in Mississippi history. Additionally, the economic development project represents the largest payroll commitment of any major project in state history.


Mississippi Investing Nearly $17 Million in Site Development

December 27, 2023

Governor Tate Reeves today announced the state of Mississippi is investing nearly $17 million in site development grants to further develop industrial sites throughout the state.


Largest Economic Project in Mississippi History Now Hiring

October 13, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – Steel Dynamics, Inc. is beginning to hire workers as part of the largest economic development project in state history. The project represents a $2.5 billion investment that will create approximately 1,000 jobs with an average salary of almost $100,000.


Mississippi’s Unemployment Rate Hits a New Record Low for Fifth Consecutive Month

August 18, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a new record low in July 2023. July’s 3.0% unemployment rate marks the fifth consecutive month that Mississippi set a new record low.


Governor Reeves’ Request for Individual and Public Assistance Approved by White House

August 12, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual and Public Assistance (FEMA-4727 DR-MS) for counties affected by the June 14-19 severe weather and tornadoes was approved by the White House. The state experienced a record-setting number of tornadoes for June 2023, with 19 tornadoes in total.

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