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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 21, 2011

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 21, 2011

Speed picked to lead MDA.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110317/BIZ/103170327/Speed-picked-lead-MDA?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CHome%7Cp

State’s top econ developer is paid…
http://nems360.com/bookmark/12371502

Gray Swoope and MDA’s Guiding Principles
http://philhardwickblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/gray-swoope-and-mdas-guiding-principles/

Keesler, South Mississippi share close bond.
http://www.sunherald.com/2011/03/16/2949385/keesler-south-mississippi-share.html

Obama taps Miss. man for TVA panel; Oxford business owner would serve through 2015 if OK’d
http://www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/4979975/obama-taps-miss-man-for-tva-panel-oxford-business-owner-would-serve-through-2015-if-ok-d

Main Street Association wants to raise $1.8 million for downtown communities.
http://www.sunherald.com/2011/03/16/2949119/main-street-association-wants.html

MEDC Salary Survey just in! Results of the 2010 Salary Survey of Economic Development Professionals in Mississippi, provided by the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is now on the MEDC website.
http://www.medc.ms/Salary_Survey_MS_2010.pdf

A full house in Tunica.  County hits the jackpot in several industries.
http://www.deltabusinessjournal.com/vol2no8/

Main Street testing phase begins in Tupelo.  So when motorists are traveling through on Main Street, in addition to noticing it has gone from four lanes to three lanes, one of the big changes is bike paths being put in, one on each side.
http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Main-Street-testing-phase-begins/si46eV8QdEWydmjRr1URAw.cspx

Will the Japan disaster affect Toyota’s Blue Springs plant?
http://msbusiness.com/magnoliamarketplace/2011/03/14/will-the-japan-disaster-affect-toyotas-blue-springs-plant-lets-find-out/

The Center of Family Enterprise Research at MSU along with MSU’s Technology Resource Institute and the Mississippi Technology Alliance are sponsoring a family business workshop May 6 and 7 in Starkville, for family owned and operated businesses. Topics include succession, professionalization, ethics and human resources.  The $130 registration fee covers everything including lodging!  Email jeffrey.rupp@msstate.edu or visit:
http://business.msstate.edu/tri/familybusinessseminar.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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