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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.

ADP official (Chad Newell): 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.’

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.
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.”

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.

Study highlights positives, negatives of downtown.

The Area Development Partnership has exceeded its $2 million fundraising goal.

Jackson County Industrial Trade Show seen as networking opportunity for local businesses.

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

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