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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of September 6, 2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of September 6, 2010

MDES receives 10,000th Toyota job application
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2010/09/mdes-receives-10000th-toyota-job-application/

Hancock County: Businesses Learn How to Increase Their Bottom Line
http://www.wlox.com/global/category.asp?c=194069&clipId=5043244&

Taking PRIDE to a whole new level has earned the City of Ellisville the Southern Economic Development Council’s (SEDC) 2010 Community Economic Development Award for towns with a population under 5,000.
http://www.wdam.com/Global/story.asp?S=13092845

The city of Starkville is set to become the 50th member of the Mississippi Main Street Association.
http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=7727

The Tennessee Valley Authority has been named one of the Top Utilities in Economic Development for 2009 by Site Selection magazine.
http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201009030926/BUSINESS/100903015

The Mississippi Development Authority’s Joint Legislative Budget Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22 from 9:45 to 10:15 AM in the 1st Floor Conference Room of the Woolfolk Building, 501 North West Street, Jackson.

While many metro-area suburbs hunkered down this past year to weather the sluggish economy, Madison and Rankin officials say financial outlooks for next year seem better as opposed to the last few years.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100906/NEWS/9060312/-1/archive/Budgets-rebound-in-some-cities

Mississippi tax collections beat expectations in August for the second month in a row, but state leaders said it’s too soon to declare the state economy has rebounded from recession.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100901/NEWS/9010338/Miss-tax-collections-in-August-surpass-expectations

The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) reports that management and support of Mississippi’s geospatial technology industry cluster has transitioned from the University of Mississippi to the private sector.
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2010/09/geospatial-technology-cluster-goes-private/

Community colleges in Northeast Mississippi are adjusting to a second year of growth.
NEMS360.com – Community colleges try to accommodate another year of rises
MSU EcoCar wins first place.
http://media.www.reflector-online.com/media/storage/paper938/news/2010/08/27/News/Ecocar.Wins.First.Place-3925581.shtml

Learn how you can benefit from fresh approaches to economic development by attending the New South Economic Development Course September 19-24 in Hattiesburg. This fast-paced, intensive training course incorporates business, developer and public perspectives.  
http://www.usm.edu/profdev_edoutreach/NEWSOUTH.html

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

MEDC calendar:
MEDC Member-to-Member Seminar . September 14 . Jackson
2011 MEDC Winter Conference . February 2 – 4 . Jackson
2011 MEDC Summer Conference . July 13 – 15 . Biloxi

Carol Hardwick, CAE, Executive Director
Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC)
P. O. Box 3721, Jackson, MS  39207
www.medc.ms

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