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Economic Develoment News – Week of April 12, 2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of April 12, 2010

Community leaders and others residing in small towns around the state are invited to a three-day community development workshop next month in Louisville.  The interactive program titled “Your Town Mississippi” is being organized by Mississippi State’s Community Action Team.
http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=4857

Guest speaker was Mississippi Development Authority Director Gray Swoope, who told area business leaders and community advocates to begin looking locally for economic prosperity.
http://www.wdam.com/Global/story.asp?S=12286226

East Central Planning and Development District has revolving loan funds that are available to be loaned out to businesses and industries within East Central Mississippi.
http://www.neshobademocrat.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=297&ArticleID=20786

Tom Troxler, executive director of Rankin First Economic Development Authority, said many retailers won’t look at an area that lacks white-tablecloth restaurants.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100408/NEWS/4080339/1001/news/M-Braves-pull-fans-to-shops-near-stadium

The Franklin Furniture Institute and the College of Business at Mississippi State University invite you attend the “STRATEGY 2010:  Competing in a Changing World” conference on May 18, 2010 in Tupelo.  Topics include “Factors Affecting the Costs of Importing”, “Survivor 2010:  Recovery in a Recession-Ridden Reality”, “The Status of Proposed Government Regulations”, and “Labor Force Issues You Should Prepare for Now”. 
http://www.ffi.msstate.edu/workshop/strategy.asp

The plan will evaluate the economic development potential of Harrison and Stone counties through an economic study to include private and public business investment in the region.
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2010/04/counties-getting-economic-development-plan/

The Association for Manufacturing Technology – “A State-by-State Resource Guide for Obtaining Federal or State Funding”
http://www.amtonline.org/article_display.cfm?article_id=10659&section_id=109

Advance Mississippi has issued the report “Making the Grade – An Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources for Mississippi.”
http://www.advancemississippi.com/documents/msrenewablesib.pdf

Join the MEDC group for members only on LinkedIn.
http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2323556

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
www.medc.ms 
MEDC Member-to-Member Seminar . April 13 . Jackson
MEDC 2010 Summer Conference . July 21-23 . Beau Rivage . Biloxi

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