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MISSISSIPPI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS 12.01.08

MISSISSIPPI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS – December 1, 2008

 

TUPELO – What’s it worth to keep 1,200 jobs? For Tupelo and the state of Mississippi, more than $30 million in financial incentives and other programs.  On Monday, state and local economic development officials submitted their proposal to Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. officials in the company’s headquarters in Findlay, Ohio.

http://www.djournal.com/pages/story.asp?ID=282781&pub=1&div=News 

 

EUPORA – The Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration granted nearly $500,000 in economic development funds that will benefit 13 counties in Mississippi’s 1st District, Congressman Travis Childers announced Friday.

http://www.websterprogresstimes.com/articles/2008/11/26/news/news03.txt 

 

Mississippi’s two-year colleges rank fourth in the country.

http://www.wdam.com/Global/story.asp?S=9436528

 

JACKSON – State not good for business? Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, believes BHI likely geared the study toward factors that made Massachusetts No. 1 in this year’s study. “Businesses are moving south because of the operational business climates,” Swoope said. “When you see Alabama and Mississippi rank at the bottom of the list, to my eyes, I’m suspect of it.”

http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/site/comments/state_not_good_for_business_112608/ 

 

STARKVILLE – Effort under way to develop technology business in region.

http://www.starkvilledailynews.com/content/view/105133/60/

 

BILOXI – Lt. Governor Phil Bryant also told Rotarians to expect an economic development announcement soon involving USM. “Polymer science school is going to be involved in a great, dynamic economic development opportunity with General Electric. They want them to actually create a new product.”

http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=9388191&nav=menu40_2

 

ACKERMAN – The Choctaw County Economic Development Foundation has begun its 2009 membership drive. While the Foundation has a solid base of loyal, dedicated members, it is seeking to expand its membership in order to become a stronger organization able to give back more to the community.

http://www.choctawplaindealer.com/articles/2008/11/26/news/news01.txt

 

LELAND SPEED OPTIMISTIC – … points out that the three pillars of the Jackson economy are health care, government and education. “You can’t find more recession proof legs to put on a stool.”  Health care spending will double over the next 10 years. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) is 10 percent of the entire Jackson economy, employing 8,000.

http://www.pressregister.com/articles/2008/11/28/opinion/doc49302f868f3f1697236164.txt

 

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