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Mississippi Economic Development News – Week of April 4, 2011

Mississippi Economic Development News Week of April 4, 2011

MEDC thanks all who helped make the MDA 75th Anniversary reception such a wonderful event!  Photos are now on the MEDC website, along with a link to the video that was shown at the reception.  While you are on the website, scroll down to see all the organizations and companies who showed their appreciation to MDA by sponsoring this great event!
www.medc.ms

A computer firm (ACS) recently acquired by Xerox Corp. plans to expand its Ridgeland operation by adding 50 jobs and up to 200 jobs over the next two years.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110322/BIZ/110322010/-1/Nletter03/Computer-firm-to-expand-Ridgeland-operation?source=nletter-news

Officials from D.M.I. Pipe Fabrication, a full-service industrial contractor and pipe fabricator, have announced the company is locating operations in Woodville, Miss., in Wilkinson County.  The project represents a $100,000 investment by D.M.I. and will create 20 new jobs.
http://tradeandindustrydev.com/region/mississippi/news/ms-dmi-pipe-fabrication-locating-operations-woodvi-4960

Severstaal accelerating Columbus plant expansion
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/04/severstal-accelerating-columbus-plant-expansion/

The Wide Bandgap (WBG) Materials division of II-VI Inc’s compound semiconductor business — which is based in Pine Brook, NJ, USA — says that it is expanding its operations, in two phases, at Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) Research Park in Starkville, MS.
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2011/MAR/IIVI_220311.html

UMMC can help pull state from historic economic woes
http://msbusiness.com/editorsnotebook/2011/03/25/ummc-can-help-pull-state-from-historic-economic-woes/

Military impact ‘phenomenal’ – Camp Shelby adds to local economy
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110402/NEWS01/104020321/Military-impact-phenomenal-?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Sustainable Communities Mini Grants: Deadline is April 8.  The Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy Division is offering mini-grants for energy and transportation related projects. The program is being administered by the Mississippi Main Street Association.
http://www.mmlonline.com/news.aspx

The Mississippi Senate approved a $422.9 million bond bill to help fund economic development projects and infrastructure upgrades for state agencies and colleges and universities.
http://www.desototimes.com/articles/2011/03/29/news/doc4d91202c450ba609147869.txt

State’s March revenue collections exceed estimate
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/04/states-march-revenue-collections-exceed-estimate/

HORNE makes national top 100 ranking
http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/03/horne-makes-national-top-100-ranking/

Tea Leaf by Jeff Threadgold. Semi-annual update of “Happy Talk.”
http://www.thredgold.com/tea-leaf/

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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