The Madison County Economic Development Authority and officials from United Parcel Services, Inc. (UPS) announce the company’s plan to build a new package distribution facility in Ridgeland, Miss. The $28.6 million corporate investment will bring 161 jobs with an average annual wage of $57,000 to Madison County.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is one of the world’s largest package delivery companies and provides a broad range of integrated logistics solutions for customers in more than 220 countries and territories. The new UPS operations in Ridgeland will accommodate a fleet of more than 105 package delivery vehicles and serve as last mile package distribution.
“This new UPS facility will provide additional pickup and delivery services to our customers in Madison County, improving both speed and reliability,” said Cher Porties, President, UPS Mid South District. “As a partner in the community, we look forward to bringing jobs that pay well to the Ridgeland area.”
“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.”
“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.”
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 www.upsjobs.com 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.
As the leader of economic development for Madison County, MCEDA’s mission is to encourage the growth of the county’s existing business and industry, attract new investment and higher-paying jobs, and to increase Madison County’s competitiveness leading to a diverse, vibrant economy benefitting all the county’s citizens.