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:


Governor Reeves Signs Legislation to Finalize Second Largest Economic Development Project in State History

January 22, 2024

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today signed legislation 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.


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 Second in Nation for Prime Working-Age Employment Gains Since 2020

August 3, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – A report from Pew highlights Mississippi as having the second highest gains in the nation in its employment rate for prime-age workers between Q1 2020 and Q1 2023. Prime-age workers are individuals between the ages of 25–54.


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

June 16, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a new record low in May 2023. May’s 3.2% unemployment rate marks the third consecutive month that Mississippi set a new record low.


Governor Reeves Signs Bills Expanding Workforce Development Initiatives in Mississippi

April 20, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced he signed multiple pieces of legislation aimed at furthering investments in and bolstering the efforts of Mississippi’s Office of Workforce Development (Accelerate Mississippi).

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