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Mississippi Economic Development News Week of December 27,2010

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of December 27, 2010

AlphaGen Materials, a manufacturer of polymer ceramic coatings, will locate a plant in Philadelphia. The project represents an initial investment of $10 million by the company and will create 200 new jobs.

After successfully testing the next-generation aircraft-launching system for the U.S. Navy, General Atomics says it is expanding the facility where that technology is being built.
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Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker were successful in including a provision to extend the so-called “GoZone” bond program as part of the bill to extend the Bush-era tax cuts.

Blueprint for Business: Carol Hardwick.  Best advice: Dwell on the positive

At least two major decisions will be made in 2011 that are of high interest to South Mississippi, and one might come as early as January.  The list of economic development projects that will reach fruition, get started or make major strides forward in 2011 is long.

National Clean Fuels’ affiliate, the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy, conducted a third successful scoping visit to Port Gibson where the two companies are working together to build a biomass-to-electricity (BTE) plant.

George Freeland, executive director of the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, has said the facility is meant to improve operational efficiency at Northrop Grumman, which translates into cost savings and makes the yard more competitive.

Mississippi neither loses or gains a congressional seat based on the newly released U.S. Census figures.

While most Mississippians are worried about weathering the holiday season in a recessed economy, the Mississippi Economic Council latest survey give Mississippians a reason to look forward to the coming year.

According to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Division of Tourism, seven golf courses in the state have been voted onto Golfweek’s “50 Best Casino Courses” list.  Mississippi and Nevada had the second-most courses on the list with seven…

“We have revved the engine of economic development in south Central Mississippi,” said (Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Chief) Denson.

On Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 10 a.m., MDA’s International Trade Bureau will host a free Webinar entitled “Doing Business in Central America” for businesses looking to increase sales and gain access to Central American markets in a targeted and efficient manner.

Register now for the MEDC 2011 Winter Conference in Jackson
“Community and Economic Development is a Marathon!”
February 2 – 4
See the agenda and get registration information at www.medc.ms
Sponsors, sign up now and have your website linked on the MEDC Conferences page.

MEDC calendar:
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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