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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 22, 2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 22, 2010

MEDC Chamber Workshop – March 23 – “ALL SHOOK UP ON TUPELO – How to Shake Up Your Chamber to Better Serve Your Members”  – call 601-352-1909

MEDC Member-to-Member Seminar – April 13 – “Nuclear Energy and Mississippi” – with Kenneth Hughey, Vice President of Business Development of Entergy Nuclear. Information and registration form at www.medc.ms

Siemens, a leading supplier of manufacturing, transportation, building and lighting systems, is locating one of its distribution operations in a 619,000-square-foot building at the Airways Distribution Center in Southaven.  It is expected to bring approximately 150 jobs to Mississippi.
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2010/03/siemens-bringing-150-jobs/

Chevron to keep, possibly expand Coast refinery
http://www.sunherald.com/2010/03/09/2013739/chevron-to-keep-possibly-expand.html#ixzz0iHCYsXuj

Jackson, MS, was named by Business Insider as one of the Top 20 Cities That Are Having an Awesome Recovery – based on information from the Brookins Institute.
-Business Insider – http://www.businessinsider.com/20-cities-that-are-having-an-awesome-recovery-2010-3#20-jackson-ms-1
-Brookins Institute Report – http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/Programs/Metro/metro_monitor/2010_03_metro_monitor/2010_03_metro_monitor.pdf
The opportunity to increase South Mississippi’s share of cargo to and from Central and South America was bolstered by Hurricane Katrina and should get another surge from the expansion of the Panama Canal.
 http://www.sunherald.com/2010/03/08/2010513/port-poised.html#ixzz0iHDHtvLk

L-3 Vertex Aerospace at Gluckstadt has received a $20 million contract from NASA.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100315/NEWS/100315004/-1/Nletter03/Madison-aerospace-firm-gets-NASA-contract?source=nletter-news

A new film studio in Canton is set to be ready for movie production in late spring.
http://www.mcherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100316/NEWS/3160302/Canton-film-studio-open-in-late-spring

Farm Bureau launches eminent domain petition drive in Mississippi.
http://yallpolitics.com/index.php/yp/post/22130/

And like a healthy heart, Bob Wilson says, a vibrant downtown spreads life throughout the city. 
http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Main-Street-growth/3oFhmD2kPkuxLlJPmKDGyA.cspx

Governor Cup Awards accepting nominations.
http://www.mcherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100318/BUSINESS/3180303/Movers-and-Shakers

Entergy Corp. boosted the Grand Gulf reactor in Mississippi to 51 percent of capacity from 10 percent March 12, according to a report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/entergy_boosts_capacity_at_gra.html

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released more than $2.3 million in grant funding for airports across the state of Mississippi, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2010/03/airports-land-federal-assistance/

The steady roll of the Mississippi River, inspiration for so many great American songs and stories, also could light homes and power businesses, say developers who aim to turn that idea into reality.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100322/river-current-electricity/

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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