Supervisors support plan to retrofit industrial park
Published: September 19,2011
OLIVE BRANCH — DeSoto County supervisors are supporting the retrofit of an Olive Branch industrial park operated by Northwest Mississippi Community College as a training site for high-technology jobs.
The Commercial Appeal reports Jim Flanagan, DeSoto Economic Development Council chief, has told the supervisors that the site is needed for industrial recruitment.
David Bledsoe, workforce development director at NWCC, says the cost of renovations is estimated at $714,000. He says discussions were ongoing with state officials for additional funds.
The county’s budget for fiscal 2012 has $515,000 for economic development — including $150,000 for the technology and training center in Olive Branch.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Alcorn president launches new customer service task force
- NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday
- David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field
- Court rules against Greenwood councilwoman; must give up office
- Cochran continues to reach out to African American voters
- GreenTech holds grand opening of neighborhood electric vehicle plant
- Turner Grain’s bankruptcy will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract
- Peoples Bank reports quarterly loss due to bad loans
- Senators write letter over Waters of the United States proposal