processor Pearl River Foods is locating a processing plant in Carthage,
investing more than $2 million and creating 150 jobs.
“I am proud to
welcome Pearl River Foods as the newest business partner to the state of
Mississippi,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “Mississippi provides an inviting business
climate where companies can compete in today’s economy and be well-positioned
for long-term growth and success.”
Foods’ Carthage location will allow the company to better serve the local
poultry industry. The company will lease the Leake County spec building.
“On behalf of
Pearl River Foods, we are thankful to the state of Mississippi, Leake County
and the city of Carthage for welcoming our operation. In a growing poultry
industry, Pearl River Foods anticipates a long-term, mutually beneficial
relationship between our company, the state and local communities,” said
Phillip Jones, Pearl River Foods partner. “Our mission is to be a top-quality
poultry processor while positively impacting our surrounding community.”
Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements. Leake
County is providing assistance for infrastructure improvements.
Pearl River Foods for choosing to locate its new operations in Carthage,” said
MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute the Leake County Board
of Supervisors, the Leake County Development Association, city of Carthage,
Tennessee Valley Authority, Central Electric Power Association, Atmos Energy
and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians for their teamwork, which played an
important role in bringing 150 new careers to Central Mississippi.”
Pearl River Foods
is expected to begin operations in October.