Workforce Development

The bedrock of a successful economy is a skilled workforce that can adapt to evolving industry trends and attract new businesses. That is why Governor Reeves has prioritized workforce development throughout his tenure in public service.

During a time of economic downturn, Mississippi has experienced great success bringing in new businesses and more jobs to the Hospitality State. That is due in large part to innovative, conservative policies enacted by Governor Reeves to revolutionize Mississippi’s workforce and keep our skilled workers here in Mississippi, where they can obtain high-paying, meaningful careers right here at home.

Every day, Governor Reeves continues working to develop a competitive, skilled workforce that will lead to economic growth for years to come.


Press releases:


Mississippi Finalizes Largest Economic Development Project in State History

November 2, 2022

Gov. Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Legislature today finalized the largest economic development project in state history. This $2.5 billion corporate investment by Steel Dynamics, Inc., its subsidiaries, and its partners expect to create 1,000 jobs with an average salary of $93,000 in Lowndes County.


Mississippi Ending Federal 15-Month Free Rent and Utility Program

August 3, 2022

Governor Tate Reeves today announced that Mississippi is ending a federal program in the state that incentivizes people to stay out of the workforce by offering up to 15 months of free rent and utility bill payments.


Governor Reeves Launches Workforce Training Initiative to Aid Mississippi Workers and Employers Burdened by COVID-19

August 5, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced launch of the ReSkill Mississippi initiative (ReSkillMS) to help ease the economic burden and uncertainty this pandemic has created for our state’s workforce.


Governor Tate Reeves Announces U.S. Treasury Approves $6.6 Million Grant to Support PRCC

July 27, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved a RESTORE Act grant award of $6.67 million to support Pearl River Community College’s (PRCC) workforce training in Hancock County.


Governor Tate Reeves Announces SWIB Appointment to Grow State’s Workforce Development

May 21, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced Patrick Sullivan as his appointment for Chairman of the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) to ensure Mississippi’s continued workforce development.

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