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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 7, 2011

Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of March 7, 2011

The mills being sold are located in Warren, Ohio; Wheeling, W. Va.; and Sparrows Point, Md. … Severstal is doubling its capacity at the Mississippi plant to 3.4 million tons, from current capacity of 1.7 million tons.

MDA’s Swoope accepts economic post in Florida.  Toyota plant, expansions among credits.

Toyota suppliers build their work forces

Barbour files legal brief concerning damage caps

Legislation seeking to give tax incentives to businesses that use state universities and community colleges for research awaits action in the Senate.

The proposed House Redistricting Map is now on The Standing Joint Congressional Redistricting Committee and The Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment Redistricting website.

MIKE ARMOUR: Let’s move forward with union-free global automakers

Special delivery: DeSoto delegation takes wish list to Washington.

Pointing to a new approach to economic development in the area, (Blake) Wilson said Natchez appears to finally be on the right track.

Utilizing river is smart move for us all.  Few would argue that our area is blessed with an asset that not every community in the country has — access to the country’s mightiest river.

College tuition guarantee studied in Tupelo.

TVA releases 20-year strategic plan

2011 Official Mississippi Tour Guide is now available.

Gary K. Reed has been promoted to branch manager for the U. S. Small Business Administration’s Gulfport office.  … he will be responsible for the distribution and promotion of the agency’s economic development programs and counseling services to Mississippi’s 12 most Southern counties.

The OU Economic Development Institute is offering a spring session in Dallas. As a one-week special, from now through Wednesday, OU EDI is offering $100 discount off of tuition costs. More information can be found at www.ouedi.org or by contacting the OU/EDI office directly at (405) 325-3891.

Cool website: World Sunlight Map

MEDC Calendar:
March 7 – Marriott room block expires for lodging on March 24 www.medc.ms
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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