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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of February 14, 2011

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of February 14, 2011

LNG terminal expected to get first ship this summer.  The terminal is slated to become one of the Port of Pascagoula’s biggest clients, generating $3 million to $4 million in rent in addition to cargo fees.

Port of Pascagoula is nation’s 16th busiest, according to U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Residents invited to help update multi-year transportation plan.

Serverstal Partners Hiring

Top employers in South Mississippi

(New Albany is) also a town that is striving to be more progressive, according to Josh West, regional economic developer.

“This is really about economic development and jobs. Mississippi oil fields have seen a resurgence in the last few years…”

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has proposed an amendment to strengthen the state’s Entertainment District Act.

PACCAR announces improved fourth quarter revenues and net profit – production of the PACCAR MX engine for Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles commenced at the Columbus, Mississippi factory with 10,000 orders already received.


Patrick McGaughey, international business speaker and “America’s Favorite Enter-trainer,” gave some of West Point’s business leaders the tools they need to carry on a great business in today’s difficult economy during Wednesday’s seminar hosted by the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance.

Mississippi plant named to Industry Week’s Top Plants of 2010

Soso continues growth – “… and the Economic Development Authority of Jones County are expected to host a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark… ”

The Mississippi Main Street is having a symposium on planning for festivals and special events.  Fundraisers and event planners throughout the Southeast will share their experiences and ideas.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Center for Real Estate Analytics and Tulane University’s new Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program invite researchers, industry practitioners, and policymakers to participate in a conference March 10 – 11 in New Orleans to advance the understanding and improve the practice of green development and finance.

Correction:  On Feb. 6, 2011, The Clarion-Ledger stated that Mississippi is receiving additional stimulus funds which would be administered by the Mississippi Development Authority.  This is not the case.  MDA responded to this erroneous information, “MDA has not been awarded stimulus funding from the federal government in over a year.  The agency has obligated all of the funds it received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the stimulus programs it is overseeing are well underway, and, in many cases, are nearing completion.”

Show your support for MDA!
In March, 2011 the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will celebrate 75 years of service to the citizens and businesses in the state of Mississippi.  As the leaders in economic development, MEDC is planning to host a gala reception at the Marriott in Jackson on March 24 to honor the agency.  You have the opportunity to be a part of honoring the work that MDA has done to bring prosperity and jobs to Mississippi’s communities and citizens by sponsoring this event.

Sponsor opportunities are on the MEDC website at www.medc.ms.

MEDC Calendar:
March 24 – MEDC reception honoring MDA’s Diamond Anniversary
July 13 – 15 – MEDC Summer Conference, 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 . fax: 601.352.2061

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