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Mississippi Economic Development News – March 23, 2009

(Letter to Editor by MEDC President David Rumbarger) If eminent domain legislation passed by the Legislature and sent to Governor Haley Barbour becomes law, we can wave goodbye to major economic development projects in Mississippi.




The massive Riverbend Crossing development on the DeSoto-Tunica county line, stung by the economic slowdown, got some additional time Thursday.



Mississippi officials hope to parlay $44.3 million earmarked for training programs in the economic stimulus package into job opportunities for the state’s residents.



Mississippi registered only slight gains in the latest population estimates being released today by federal officials, but the six Coast counties all showed positive growth, with Stone County leading the way.



Montreal-based Enerkem on Thursday announced plans to produce 20 million gallons a year of ethanol from waste at the Mississippi landfill in a project valued at $250 million



Can stimulus help the Mississippi delta?



The Mississippi Main Street Association Resource Team will hold a community assessment for downtown Laurel next week.



(Richard) Dreyfuss Says Battlefields Are Monuments to American Courage – Sites Range From The Famous To The Forgotten – Port Gibson, Mississippi — May 1, 1863 — On that morning, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Union army had crossed the Mississippi River and was …



Northeast Mississippi’s congressional delegation uniformly opposes a bill that would dramatically change how workers decide on union representation.  Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, and 1st District Rep. Travis Childers, a Democrat, all confirmed Tuesday they will vote against the proposed Employee Free Choice Act.



The 13 Appalachian states could create thousands of jobs and save billions of dollars in energy costs if they aggressively pursued a strategy of energy efficiency, a report for the Appalachian Regional Commission concludes.





Barbour signed into law Senate Bill 3281, authorizing the Mississippi Development Authority to loan funds to Hinds County for improving water and sewer infrastructure, resurfacing streets and building a parking garage into a hillside on Jefferson Street.




The economic development magazine Site Selection ranks Tupelo tied for 2nd among almost 700 micropolitan areas nationwide.






“The purpose of the (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program) is to help those communities, and maybe more specifically neighborhoods, that have been most impacted by foreclosures,” said Steve Hardin, director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s community services division.





The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Division of Tourism announces that five acclaimed courses in the state have been voted onto Golfweek’s “America’s Best Course You Can Play” by state for 2009.




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