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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of November 29, 2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of November 29, 2010

Officials from Delta Furniture Company, manufacturer of upholstered living room furniture, have announced the company is expanding its operations in Pontotoc, Miss. Through this expansion, the company will create at least 50 new full-time jobs and invest more than $590,000 over the next three years.
http://wcbi.com/article.php?subaction=showfull&id=1290450363&archive=&start_from=&ucat=2,6&

Officials from Advanced Distributor Products (ADP), a business unit of Lennox International, Inc. and manufacturer of residential evaporator coils, have announced the company is expanding its operations in Grenada, Miss.
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2010/11/grenadas-adp-to-expand/

MDA Executive Director Gray Swoope and Neal Wade, senior vice president of economic development for The St. Joe Company in St. Joe, Florida, and former executive director of the Alabama Development Office, will present a workshop entitled “Coopertition” – The New Strategy for Working Together at the Mississippi Economic Development Council Member-to-Member Seminar on Tuesday, December 14 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at the River Hills Club located on 3600 Ridgewood Road in Jackson, Miss., and the presentation promises to engage and inspire attendees regarding ways we can work together – even with sometimes unlikely partners – to cooperate to attract business to a region and then to compete to close the deal.  Advanced registration is $30 and includes lunch. After December 9, registration is $40.
Register online at www.medc.ms.

Navistar Defense has started hiring 120 workers at its plant in West Point, MS.
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2010/11/navistar-defense-filling-120-jobs-in-west-point/

Restoration of the Columbus and Greenville Railway line could have far-reaching and long-lasting results, not just for the areas it touches directly but also for the entire nation.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20101125/BIZ/11250317/-No-heading-

The Mississippi Development Authority hosted many of America’s most influential radio talk-show hosts and Internet bloggers from around the country at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center last week for a Visit Mississippi Coast Radio Row event.
http://www.bayoubuzz.com/latest-buzz/108890-mississippi-radio-blogs-bp-promote-recovery-.html

Faced with record enrollment figures, Mississippi’s two largest universities are fast-tracking new campus housing projects to have them open in time for the fall 2012 semester.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20101129/NEWS/11290311/MSU-Ole-Miss-rush-housing-projects-to-meet-demand

Developers believe they can bring new life to the Old Town area of Olive Branch by building new loft-style apartments.
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13579390

Here is the tale of two dollars. One stayed at home. One went to another town.
http://www.dolanmedia.com/view.cfm?recID=651839

Mark your calendars:
MEDC 2011 Winter Conference – February 2 – 4 at the Hilton in Jackson
“Community and Economic Development is a Marathon”
Brochures will be mailed soon.

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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