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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 8, 2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 8, 2010

MEDC is pleased to announce that Kenneth Hughey, Vice President of Business Development of Entergy Nuclear, will speak on “Nuclear Energy and Mississippi” at the next MEDC Member-to-Member Seminar on Tuesday, April 13.  More information at www.medc.ms

The special discounted room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo expires Tuesday March 9 for the MEDC Chamber Workshop – “ALL SHOOK UP ON TUPELO – How to Shake Up Your Chamber to Better Serve Your Members.”  The March 23 workshop featuring ACCE speaker Luann Feehan is open to MEDC members and all other chamber staff and volunteers.  www.medc.ms  Please forward to chambers in your area.

Lawn care equipment manufacturer MTD Products Inc. has announced a $6.25 million expansion of its operation in Lee County. Officials say the company will add 107 new jobs.
http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/MTD-Expands/eUBkeuQSCEqJgb62N5NbaQ.cspx

Officials from Hudson Salvage, LLC, leading purchaser of retail salvage merchandise, have announced the company is locating a distribution center in Tippah County in Northeast Mississippi.
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2010/03/hudson-salvage-adding-distribution-center/

With the recession’s effect still lingering in Mississippi, lawmakers are looking hard at job-creation proposals as the 2010 session heads into its final month.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/mar/01/jobs-the-focus-of-final-month/

Mississippi and Memphis prove a potent duo in attracting a German firm’s first North American plant.
http://siteselection.imirus.com/Mpowered/imirus.jsp?volume=ss10&issue=2&page=122

Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced a $1.1 million grant awarded to the North Central Mississippi Planning and Development District to develop a business incubator and job development center in Attala County.
http://www.starherald.net/local/local_story_062131519.html

But 2010 is proving to be a truly new year for DG Foods, which has established new partnerships with a pair of poultry companies that has enabled the business to boost its number of employees from 30 last year to 375 currently.  DG also plans to add about 100 more jobs in the next three to six weeks…  “It’s a success story because of the position they were in,” says Neil Honan, executive director of the Copiah County Economic Development District.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100305/BIZ/3050328/-1/nletter01/Gallman-s-DG-Foods-making-a-comeback?source=nletter-news

Mississippi State University’s First Impressions Team visits Waveland, Mississippi (WLOX video)
http://tinyurl.com/yjf3h42

DeSoto County sees I-269 as ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ development opportunity.
http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/2010/03/01/story3.html?surround=etf&ana=e_article

Could Fayette County in Tennessee and Marshall County in Mississippi emerge as a new industrial submarket in the Greater Memphis area?
http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/2010/03/08/story1.html?b=1268024400%5E2980221

The $28 million Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship isn’t your run-of-the-mill office space.
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20100304/NEWS01/3040364

Bob Covington has been named director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Minority and Small Business Development Division.
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20100307/BUSINESS/3070344

Nearly 100 bridges are listed in Senate Bill 3181 for rehabilitation or replacement, including four in both Perry and Jefferson Davis counties.
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20100306/NEWS01/3060339

What makes a good deal fundable? What do investors want to see in a potential deal? How can you make sure all the bases are covered before that crucial investor meeting? Find these answers and more in the Mississippi Technology Alliance Venture Coaching Academy.
http://www.technologyalliance.ms/ILED/venture-coaching-academy/

Join the MEDC group for members only on LinkedIn.
http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2323556

The Economic Development News is a weekly service provided to members of the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC), Mississippi’s state association of economic development and chamber of commerce professionals – www.medc.ms

Carol Hardwick, Executive Director
Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC)
P. O. Box 3721, Jackson, MS  39207
www.medc.ms 
MEDC Regional Chamber Workshop . March 23 . Tupelo
MEDC Member-to-Member Seminar . April 13 . Jackson
MEDC 2010 Summer Conference . July 21-23 . Beau Rivage . Biloxi

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