Blue Delta Jeans expanding in Lee County

  • Jean manufacturer retaining 55 jobs in Tupelo
  • Project represents corporate investment of $1.5 million

Jackson, Miss. (May 21, 2024) – Custom blue jean manufacturer Blue Delta Jeans Company is expanding at its location in Lee County. The project is a $1,500,000 corporate investment and will retain 55 jobs.

Blue Delta currently leases 15,000 square feet of its facility in Shannon. The company is purchasing the facility, which will allow it to expand to fill its entire 25,000 square feet. Blue Delta plans to renovate the facility, as well.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements.

Founded in 2012 in Tupelo, the bespoke denim company, whose clients include artists and athletes, creates custom-fit, tailored blue jeans to each client’s specific measurements, operating by its motto “one size fits one.” Today, Blue Delta products are sold online and carried by more than 400 wholesale partners across the U.S., Canada and the UK.

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“The growth of Blue Delta Jeans over the years speaks to the favorable business environment we have cultivated here in Mississippi. Blue Delta’s decision to expand in Lee County enhances our reputation as a top destination for business and stands as a testament to the fact that “Made in Mississippi” is truly a stamp of quality here at home and around the world. I thank the Blue Delta team for always choosing Mississippi and wish the company continued success.” – Gov. Tate Reeves

“Blue Delta Jeans’ latest investment in Mississippi is indicative of the state’s vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and its commitment to fostering innovation and growth. MDA is proud to support companies like Blue Delta Jeans as they contribute to our state’s economic prosperity and provide new opportunities for Mississippians.”– Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Bill Cork

“This loan from the Mississippi Development Authority will allow us to remain in our current facility for many years to come. Our state and local partners have supported Blue Delta since we started in 2012, and we appreciate their continued support. We are blessed to call Mississippi home.” Blue Delta Jeans CEO and Co-founder Josh West

“On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I am thrilled to see the expansion of Blue Delta. This investment not only bolsters our local economy but also underscores the importance of supporting homegrown businesses and nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our nation forward. I remember Josh in the early days conceptualizing the business, and now Blue Delta is a world-class brand born and raised in Lee County.”Lee County Board of Supervisors President Wesley Webb

“We extend our sincerest gratitude to the Mississippi Development Authority and Lee County for their invaluable support of the Blue Delta expansion project. This is instrumental in propelling our vision forward and creating lasting economic opportunities for our community.” – CDF Board of Directors Chairman Charlie Kinney

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