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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,

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.

Mississippi Senate OKs some $420M in bond projects.

Two CDEs awarded New Market Tax Credits

Business, community leaders working as 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.

Mississippi lawmakers kill bill on school land deals

“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. …

Leaders of Blueprint Mississippi issued a challenge for others to get involved in creating more economic development in our state.

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.

USM plans to continue to make positive economic impact

Lamar County continues slow, steady growth

Student enrollment to double at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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.

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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