Posts Tagged ‘Area Development Partnership’

MDA awards funding for site development

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority recently awarded nine Site Development Grants to economic development entities throughout the state. Recipients of Site Development Grant Program funds for 2013 are: Panola Partnership; Washington County; Booneville-Prentiss County; Madison County Economic Development Authority; Winston County Economic Development Partnership; Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber and Industrial Development Foundation; Economic Development […] [...]

Tom White wins William Carey/ADP award

William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership recently honored Tom White, owner of 206 Front and Bianchi’s Pizzeria in downtown Hattiesburg, with the 2013 Small Business Leadership Award. White came to Hattiesburg as a freshman at the University of Southern Mississippi and has spent 22 of the last 26 years in Hattiesburg with stops […] [...]

Leadership class unveiled

The Area Development Partnership (ADP) has chosen the Leadership Pinebelt Class of 2013. This years class includes: Harris Bell, Hattiesburg Clinic; Jennifer Boudreaux, University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association; Kristen Brock, Hattiesburg Tourism Commission; Wes Brooks, DuBard School for Language Disorders at University of Southern Mississippi; Katherine Callaway, Commercial Business Interiors; Shonta Duncan, Southern Mississippi […] [...]

Driskell replaces Saunders

Chad Driskell, executive assistant to the president at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Area Development Partnership’s board of directors created when former Southern Miss president Dr. Martha Saunders stepped down in June. Saunders was chosen to serve a three-year term (2012-14). Driskell is expected to fill […] [...]

With Brent Christensen, Mississippi Development Authority gets its man

In Gray Swoope, Mississippi lost its last top economic development professional to Florida in the spring of 2011. Now Mississippi has reached into Florida to bring Brent Christensen, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce chief, to the Magnolia State as a replacement. Christensen, a 10-year-year president and CEO of the Gainesville Chamber, will start work sometime […] [...]

‘Human capital’ central to selling The Garden

The job of recruiting for The Garden Innovation and Commercialization Park has landed with economic development specialists Chad Newell and Rick Duke. Their pitches may vary some depending on the prospect’s business sector, but ultimately they are selling the availability of “human capital” accompanied by the promise of shovel-ready lots on which the prospect can […] [...]

Leadership Pinebelt class meets

The 2010 class of Leadership Pinebelt, a long-standing program of the Area Development Partnership (ADP), has met for the first time. Throughout 2010, these individuals will attend a number of training sessions focusing on different aspects of the community.  The leaders will also identify community needs and develop a strategy for meeting those needs. The […] [...]

Hattiesburg’s ADP looking to Newell for new direction

by Published: December 7,2009

Tags: Area Development Partnership, Newell

Meridian native arrives with solid economic development credentials    The last two presidents of the Area Development Partnership (ADP) had limited economic development experience. Needing a new leader to replace the departing Dr. Angie Godwin, the Hattiesburg-based organization’s board went looking for someone with a proven economic development background. And, the board feels it has […] [...]

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