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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of November 8, 2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of November 8, 2010

Mark your calendars now for the MEDC Member-to-Member Seminar
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 . 11:30 – 1:00
“Coopertition” -The New Strategy for Working Together
Speakers: Gray Swoope, Executive Director, Mississippi Development Authority and
Neal Wade, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, The St. Joe Company, Florida (former Alabama Development Office executive director)

Lafayette County will get 1,000 new jobs over the next five years when one of its largest employers relocates some of its out-of-state operations to Mississippi.

A New Jersey-based company that manufactures green oil spill cleanup products is locating its headquarters in Greenville. Marcus Young with the Delta Economic Development Center said Ganti liked the idea of manufacturing green products in a town called Greenville.

A four-state alliance of public and private entities calling itself “Gulf Coast Economy: Ready 4 Takeoff Coalition” introduced itself locally Thursday at the Knight Nonprofit Center in Gulfport.

(Chandler) Russ, executive director of Natchez, Inc., said that competitiveness is one thing he will use to grow the economic footprint of Natchez and Adams County.

With a fledgling biofuels company set to open three plants in Mississippi in the next five years, the state’s tree supply could become a valuable alternative-fuel source.

Two special elections pending in north Mississppi.  Potential candidates were weighing their options Wednesday as Gov. Haley Barbour prepared to call special elections for the state Transportation Commission and the state Senate.
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Ohr-O’Keefe opening “almost a miracle.”  Cutting the ribbon were (Frank) Gehry, (Jerry) O’Keefe and Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway.

The Southern Growth Policies Board’s 2010 Report on the Future of the South offers ideas for economic development in the South. The report, The Road to Recovery is Named Main Street, highlights creative initiatives in the region that aim to help communities recover from the recession.
Click here to download the 2010 Report on the Future of the South

Trudy Featherston has been named interim executive director of the Booneville Area Chamber of Commerce and Booneville Main Street Association.

MEDC Scholarship Period Open October 1 – November 15, 2010 to MEDC members for professional development courses offered in 2011. This is the last full week of the open period.  Don’t delay!

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

MEDC calendar:
November 15 – All Scholarship applications due in MEDC office
Member-to-Member Seminar . December 14 . Jackson
2011 MEDC Winter Conference . February 2 – 4 . Jackson
2011 MEDC Summer Conference . July 13 – 15 . Biloxi

Carol Hardwick, CAE, Executive Director
Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC)
P. O. Box 3721, Jackson, MS  39207

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