September 10, 2014 In News
JACKSON– Officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings announce the company is expanding its operations in New Albany to accommodate an increase in sales. The project represents a corporate investment of $270,000 and will create 45 new jobs.
“The state’s furniture manufacturers are key players in north Mississippi’s economy, and I appreciate the team at Newport Home Furnishings for further strengthening its roots in New Albany and creating new jobs,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “When our existing companies pursue growth opportunities, it serves as a testament to our supportive business climate and dedicated workforce. I thank Newport Home Furnishings for investing in its existing operations and wish them many years of continued success.”
“Newport Home Furnishings, LLC is pleased to partner with the state of Mississippi, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Appalachian Regional Commission, Union County and the City of New Albany as we expand our business,” said Wayne Stewart, managing partner at Newport Home Furnishings. “We appreciate the efforts and contributions of all involved.”
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for the construction of an industrial access road that will serve Newport Home Furnishings and the Glenfield Industrial Park in New Albany. The Appalachian Regional Commission, Union County and the City of New Albany provided assistance, as well.
“MDA takes pride in utilizing our resources to assist great companies like Newport Home Furnishings as they create new investment and generate new jobs for Mississippi’s workforce,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We thank our partners in Union County, the city of New Albany, and at the Appalachian Regional Commission and Three Rivers Planning and Development District for working with us to facilitate this project.”
Founded in 2013, Newport Home Furnishings is an upholstered furniture manufacturer that offers stationary and motion sofas, loveseats, chairs, and recliners. To learn more, please visit www.newport-furniture.com.
About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the state of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency. Nearly 300 employees are engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and workers in the state. While the agency is best known for its efforts to recruit new businesses to Mississippi, the Authority provides services to promote tourism, help communities improve their quality of place, help existing employers identify and meet opportunities and challenges and help workers improve their skills – all with the goal of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of Mississippians. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.