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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of February 28, 2011

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of February 28, 2011

Miracle-Gro Plant opens in Pearl.  The company’s move to Pearl represents a $17 million company investment and will eventually create up to 95 full-time jobs,
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41785698/ns/local_news-jackson_ms/

Soon, Mississippi may be known as a biomass energy hub, as its wide availability of low-cost resources is being highly recognized and developing projects are plentiful.
http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/5312/mighty-mississippi/

Mississippi Senate OKs some $420M in bond projects.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-24/miss-senate-oks-some-420m-in-bond-projects.html

Two CDEs awarded New Market Tax Credits
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/02/two-cdes-award-new-market-tax-credits/

Business, community leaders working as one
http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/news/2011/feb/27/business-community-leadesr-working-one/

Mississippi honors artistic talent.  The arts were lauded as much for the pride and pleasure they bring citizens as for their assets in economic development, education and cultural connection.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110225/FEAT05/102250350/Mississippi-honors-artistic-talent?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CHome

Mississippi lawmakers kill bill on school land deals
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110224/NEWS010504/110224019/-1/nletter01/Miss.-lawmakers-kill-16th-Section-land-bill?source=nletter-news

“Soladigm is very excited to be a part of Mississippi, Desoto County and Olive Branch,” Parker said. “We’re committed to helping with the economic development of Mississippi and bringing manufacturing jobs to this area. …
http://www.desototimes.com/articles/2011/02/25/news/doc4d6750919769c584078168.txt

Leaders of Blueprint Mississippi issued a challenge for others to get involved in creating more economic development in our state.
http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=14137394

A new interactive tool available through Mississippi State University’s Economy Watch is giving students, business owners, economic developers, and others easy access to a variety of economic analyses.
http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=5159

USM plans to continue to make positive economic impact
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110227/OUTLOOK/102270322

Lamar County continues slow, steady growth
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110227/OUTLOOK/102270315

Student enrollment to double at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110227/OUTLOOK/102270309

The State Executive Development Institute (SEDI) is an annual educational workshop offered by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government. The SEDI is designed to prepare mid- to upper-level state and local government executives to be more effective leaders. A broad range of topics are presented by government officials, researchers, and instructors in order to provide participants a well-rounded and applicable curriculum.
http://sig.msstate.edu/sedi.php

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
carol@medc.ms

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