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Avid Boats Expands Monroe County, Mississippi, Operations

Fishing boat manufacturer Avid Boats plans to expand its operations in Monroe County, Mississippi. The $7.96 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by December 2024.

“We at Avid Boats are proud to announce our commitment to growth and innovation. Despite the challenges we faced with the tornado, we are not just rebuilding; we are expanding. This expansion is a testament to our dedication to producing high-quality aluminum fishing boats and our belief in Mississippi’s economic future. We are grateful for the support of Governor Tate Reeves, Mississippi Development Authority, Monroe County Board of Supervisors and the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. With this investment, we look forward to creating new jobs and contributing to the prosperity of Monroe County for years to come,” Phillip Faulkner, Owner, Avid Boats said.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for construction, as well as through the Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive, or MFLEX.

“One of the most important aspects of our mission at MDA is helping local communities prosper through new investments and job creation. This project is not just an investment in Avid’s future, it is a means to generate more growth in the surrounding region. The 50 new jobs being created by Avid Boats will certainly have positive effects throughout Monroe County for years to come, and we thank the company for choosing to rebuild here at home and create even more opportunities for the area’s workforce,” MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp noted.

The project is also being supported by Monroe County who is assisting with the conveyance of the real property for the facility’s construction.

“Avid Boats’ decision to grow their manufacturing facility here is a testament to our supportive business environment and skilled workforce. This development will boost job opportunities and further solidify Monroe County as a prime destination for business success,” added Kelly Martin, Executive Director, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.

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