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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of November 22, 2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of November 22, 2010

Officials from Anel Corporation, supplier of steel fabrications and hydraulic and fuel tanks, have announced the company is expanding its operations in Carroll County. The project will create 20 new jobs.

Leaders get sobering look at industry recruitment. Insite is contracted by industries to identify optimal sites for new development. Crist, a no-nonsense economic development veteran from South Carolina, where Insite is based, described the emotionless process of narrowing potential sites.

Scaggs, who is the manager of business development for the EMBDC, has accepted a position as the director of existing industry and business with the MDA.

Special elections will be held Jan. 11 to fill two vacant legislative seats and an open position on the Mississippi Transportation Commission.  The qualifying deadline is Dec. 12.

New business laws may be a key ingredient in spurring development in Mississippi, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday. “This year, we’re going to redo all our corporate law” with special emphasis on reworking it to attract company headquarters to the state, he said.
NEMS360.com – Hosemann outlines ideas for business laws

Minutes before the 10 a.m. opening of the Community Development Foundation’s regional job fair at the Tupelo Furniture Market, hundreds of hopeful job applicants had crammed into the foyer of Building V, with scores of others waiting to get in.  CDF officials said a little more than 2,800 people attended the event.
NEMS360.com – Thousands attend job fair in Tupelo

Economic summit fosters international relations.  “I’m glad that they were able to bring several businesses from Ladysmith. And so we’ll have an opportunity to interact with them and see if there could be some possible business synergies for us down the road,” said (Chad) Newell, President of the Area Development Partnership.

The next MEDC Member-to-Member Seminar, “Coopertition” -The New Strategy for Working Together, will feature 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)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 11:30 – 1:00. Register at www.medc.ms

Brochures will be in the mail soon for the MEDC 2011 Winter Conference – “Community and Economic Development is a Marathon” February 2 – 4 at the Hilton in Jackson. 

MEDC calendar:
Member-to-Member Seminar . December 14 . Jackson
2011 MEDC Winter Conference . February 2 – 4 . Jackson
2011 MEDC Summer Conference . July 13 – 15 . Biloxi

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, CAE, Executive Director
Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC)
P. O. Box 3721, Jackson, MS  39207
www.medc.ms . 601.352.1909

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