Office products supplier ACCO Brands is adding call center operations at its facility in Booneville, Mississippi
. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.6 million and is expected to create 162 full-time jobs.
“We value our partnership with the state of Mississippi and continue to expand our Booneville facility because of the business-friendly environment
that the state provides,” said Mark Gams, Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations, ACCO Brands. “Since the opening of our state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in 2008, we have moved a variety of manufacturing and customer care positions into Booneville from China, Canada and other U.S. locations
. We are always looking for opportunities to take advantage of the well-trained and well-educated workforce
defining Mississippi as a business destination.”
The Mississippi Development Authority
provided assistance in support of the project for building upgrades. The Tennessee Valley Authority also provided assistance for the project.
“ACCO Brands is a great corporate citizen in Mississippi, which is demonstrated by the addition of these new call center operations and the jobs being created. With this announcement, we have reached a milestone of announcing the creation of more than 10,000 new jobs since January 2012,” Governor Phil Bryant
said. “I thank the company for once again investing in our state and placing its confidence in our business climate and trust in our quality workforce. I wish the company many more years of success in Prentiss County.”
“We are grateful to ACCO Brands for selecting its north Mississippi location as the home of these new operations. Job creation remains a top priority for MDA and the state, and we thank the ACCO team for providing so many job opportunities for the residents of Booneville and Prentiss County,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen
. “We thank our partners at TVA, the Prentiss County Development Association, Prentiss County and the City of Booneville for helping make this expansion possible.”