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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of April 11, 2011

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of April 11, 2011

Nearly 1,000 people — including the current governor and a pair of former governors — turned out March 24 at the Marriott in Jackson to celebrate a 75-year-old success story — the Mississippi Development Authority.
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/04/mda-backers-devise-a-diamond-soiree/

Study finds state’s doctors generate $5B for economy.
http://nems360.com/view/full_story/12629242/article-Study-finds-state-s-doctors-generate–5B-for-economy?instance=secondary_stories_left_column

New law boosts state’s film-making incentives
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/04/new-law-boost-states-film-making-incentives/

Toyota statement regarding status of North American production.  Contrary to recent headlines, nothing has changed … regarding our North American operations.
http://pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota-statement-regarding-status-north-american-production.htm

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc. March 31 letter to MEDC regarding status of TMMMS.
http://www.medc.ms/TMMMS%20letter.jpg

Warren County Port Commission Economic Development Foundation is an Expansion Solutions Magazine 2010 Top Five Awards of Excellence winner in the Logistics industry category.
http://www.expansionsolutionsmagazine.com/010awards_logistics

Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK is an Expansion Solutions Magazine 2010 Top Five Awards of Excellence winner in the Defense industry category.
http://www.expansionsolutionsmagazine.com/010awards_defense

Roy Anderson Corp. acquired by California firm.
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/04/roy-anderson-corp-acquired-by-california-firm/

The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship presents “Impact Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation with Advance Materials” on April 14.
http://www.usm.edu/profdev_edoutreach/IMPACT%20Southern%20Miss%20post%20card.pdf

Sponsorships now being taken for the 2011 MEDC Summer Conference “FULL SPEED AHEAD.”  The sponsor form is now online.  Event sponsorships can be listed in the advance brochure if signed up by April 15! 
www.medc.ms

MEDC Calendar:
July 13 – 15 – MEDC Summer Conference “FULL SPEED AHEAD,” Biloxi

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, CAE, Executive Director
Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC)
P. O. Box 3721, Jackson, MS  39207
www.medc.ms . 601.352.1909 . fax: 601.352.2061
carol@medc.ms

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