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MISSISSIPPI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS 12.22.08

Mississippi Economic Development News – December 22, 2008

 

MDA awards $166,000 in grants to communities

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20081211/NEWS/81211008/-1/buildasx

 

After three years as the Natchez-Adams Economic Development Authority’s Executive Director, Jeff Rowell is leaving Natchez.  Rowell has taken a position as President and CEO of …

http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/news/2008/dec/09/eda-director-leaving  

http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/news/2008/dec/09/community-needs-talk-about-eda

 

Film production office opens in Philadelphia.  New independent film that will be shot, in part, in local area…remake of “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” which will include scenes shot this spring in downtown.

http://www.neshobademocrat.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=17847&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=297&S=1

 

With the recent loss of manufacturing jobs in Greenwood and in other parts of Mississippi, economic development and political leaders are weighing what the response should be. There are generally two schools of thought.

http://www.leadercall.com/opinion/local_story_353101001.html?keyword=secondarystory

 

Despite bad economy, some good news comes.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20081221/COL0102/812210352/1303/BIZ

 

Mississippi Power Co. plans to build a $2 billion power plant in Kemper County.

http://www.sunherald.com/218/story/1026423.html

 

Gautier is the only city in Jackson County showing an increase in sales tax revenue and beating a downward trend locally and in the state, according to the latest report from the Mississippi State Tax Commission.

http://www.gulflive.com/news/mississippipress/news.ssf?/base/news/122968531533330.xml&coll=5

 

Even as Northeast Mississippi gets over the disappointment of having to wait for Toyota’s Blue Springs plant to open with its 2,000 jobs, along with thousands of other supplier-related jobs, economic development leaders say their plans haven’t changed. A prime example of that would be David Rumbarger’s role last week.

http://www.djournal.com/pages/story.asp?ID=283539&pub=1&div=News

 

Tishomingo County officials hope to beat back an attempt next year to take away more than $3 million in Tennessee Valley Authority funds from their local governments.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20081220/NEWS/81220002

 

George Freeland, director of the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, called Mississippi Gasification a “serious candidate” for the property.

http://www.sunherald.com/218/story/1026642.html

 

The economic Civil War – The South’s attempt to kill the North’s auto industry is the latest battle in an ongoing conflict. (Opinion)

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2008/12/18/third_reconstruction


 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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