UPS bringing 161 new high-paying jobs to Mississippi with multi-million dollar development

Published 12:57 pm Thursday, October 29, 2020

A new multi-million dollar development for one of the world’s largest package delivery companies in the city of Ridgeland promises the creation of 161 new jobs, with an average annual wage of $57,000.

The Madison County Economic Development Authority announced United Parcel Service’s (UPS) plan to build a new $28.6 million package distribution facility in Ridgeland.

Currently in the design phase, construction on the 87,500 square foot facility is anticipated to begin in the first half of 2021.  Interested job seekers can visit to begin the application process for available positions, including seasonal help during the busy holiday season. Many opportunities come with great pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits.

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“We welcome UPS to the City of Ridgeland,” said Gene McGee, Mayor of the City of Ridgeland.  “We are glad that UPS made the strategic decision to locate in our Highland Colony 220 Business Park, which provides them ease of transporting goods from their Jackson Distribution Center to their final destination.”

Madison County officials were equally happy about the announcement.

“The Madison County Board of Supervisors is glad to welcome UPS to Madison County, said Gerald Steen, Madison County Supervisors President.  “We appreciate the leadership that MCEDA provided during the site selection and incentives process. Economic Development is a team sport, and we are grateful for all of the partners involved in making this project a reality in Ridgeland/Madison County.”