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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 27, 2011

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 27, 2011

Governor Barbour proclaims March 25, 2011 as Economic Development Day in Mississippi.
http://www.mississippi.org/index.php?id=946

ADP official (Chad Newell): Hattiesburg area doing well economically
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110324/NEWS01/103240314/1002/ADP-official-Hattiesburg-area-doing-well-economically

Harrison County industrial park gets boost.  Harrison County economic development director, Larry Barnett, said the county is marketing the site as a location for ‘general manufacturing.’
http://www.wlox.com/global/story.asp?s=14309420

Franklin County supervisors have voted to join the Southwest Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority — a group working to save the 66-mile railroad from Natchez to Brookhaven if it is abandoned by its owner.
http://picayuneitem.com/statenews/x915418219/Franklin-Co-joins-railroad-authority
Panola Partnership Executive Officer Sonny Simmons was elated over recent results stating, “I don’t think many communities go to Washington in this political climate and come back with a check in hand,” he said adding, “It was well worth a trip to Washington.”
http://www.panolacounty.com/news/dc-delegation-lands-grant-funds-industrial-park

The Miss-Lou’s reach toward regionalism took another step Wednesday afternoon as the economic development subcommittee of the Miss-Lou regional steering committee hosted the first luncheon of the year.
http://wp.natchezdemocrat.com/2011/03/24/regionalism-luncheon-promotes-%E2%80%98coopertition%E2%80%99/

Study highlights positives, negatives of downtown.
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110318/NEWS01/103180315/Study-highlights-positives-negatives-downtown

The Area Development Partnership has exceeded its $2 million fundraising goal.
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110326/NEWS01/103260330

Jackson County Industrial Trade Show seen as networking opportunity for local businesses.
http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2011/03/jackson_county_industrial_trad.html

MEDC Calendar:
July 13 – 15 – MEDC Summer Conference “FULL SPEED AHEAD,” 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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