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Shloop To Create 56 Jobs in Lauderdale County

Shloop, a footwear manufacturer, is opening a manufacturing facility in Meridian, and will create 56 jobs.

The footwear factory will be housed it the old Hooper's building in downtown Meridian and will manufacture footwear in a more sustainable manner using renewable energy, recycled materials, advanced molding and shoe recycling technologies.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance with building renovations and upgrades. The city of Meridian and Lauderdale County also will provide assistance.

Remodeling and opening the downtown building are part of plans to help revitalize downtown Meridian and promote community development and engagement. Shloop is working with Meridian Community College’s Workforce Development Center for the training and education of artisans and technicians for the footwear industry.

Shloop is presently seeking individuals with technical or hand-crafting skills to fill the new jobs.


"Shloop is another fantastic example of a Mississippi-grown company bringing innovation to the global marketplace. Entrepreneurs like the team at Shloop are key to the dynamic economic environment in Mississippi that is driving manufacturing and job creation. I greatly look forward to seeing their continued success and expansion in Meridian." – Gov. Tate Reeves

About Mississippi Development Authority

Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at



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