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Mississippi Economic Develpment News – Week of February 8, 2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of February 8, 2010

Max Home is investing over $850,000 in equipment and building upgrades for the expansion, which would add 100 jobs at the facility. The company will now have 375 workers in Fulton.

Contractor chosen for $5.4M expansion of Tupelo’s Renasant Center – CDF President and CEO David Rumbarger told the Daily Journal on Monday the (business-incubator) expansion likely will bring an additional 200 jobs.

The move by St. Dominic Health Systems to build a hospital in Madison County is more than just a health issue, but an economic development one too, officials say.

Also on hand to speak to the group were John Turner, from Entergy Mississippi; Jim Flannigan, with the DeSoto County Economic Development Council; and Sonny Simmons with the Panola Partnership.

Designer and artist Gail Pittman will return to the studio to focus on the growing area of design and licensing – creating opportunity for new custom patterns for tableware and home accessories.

The future of the Hattiesburg intermodal facility is tied up with the request for federal funding, but it is not too early to start laying the groundwork for this important economic development project.

An Economic Development Advisory Committee of about 30 residents and business owners was formed to study the city’s plans for development and set goals and priorities.

‘Visionary’ ex-Mississippi Choctaw chief Martin dies

Vicksburg native Charlotte Koestler was elected president of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Alliance for Economic Development.

Horn Lake Aldermen also adopted a resolution to establish the city’s newly formed Economic Development Advisory Board to help promote economic growth in the city.

Oxford homeowners sell solar power to the grid

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, Executive Director
Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC)
P. O. Box 3721, Jackson, MS  39207
MEDC 2010 Summer Conference . July 21-23 . Beau Rivage . Biloxi

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