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>> CLASS CRUNCH Experts: Troublesome nursing faculty shortage to get worse— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE PSC to examine formula rate plans for Entergy, Miss. Power— by Clay Chandler >>TECHNOLOGY Google shares the ‘how-to’s’ of getting your business online— by Ted Carter >>MDA New chief cites potential in energy, medical […] [...]

Is farming good economic development?

Eight years chairing the Mississippi Senate Agriculture Committee led Cindy Hyde-Smith to conclude there’s a lot of gold to be mined down on the farm. The state just needs to more vigorously dig for it, she decided after a dozen years in the Senate and a lifetime working in agriculture. As the state’s newly elected […] [...]

New MDA chief enters arena in competitive fashion

The background of Brent Christensen, the new executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, stacks up well against his rivals around the South, a review of the professional biographies of the chief executives of several nearby states shows. One of those rivals, Florida’s Gray Swoope, is well known in Mississippi, having led the Mississippi Development […] [...]

Mississippi ties helped put Brent Christensen atop list for new MDA chief

by Ted Carter Published: May 27,2012

Tags: Brent Christensen, Jim Barksdale, Mississippi Development Authority

Former Netscape and FedEx executive Jim Barksdale took over leadership of the Mississippi Development Authority with one over-riding goal — find his replacement. He wanted a pro with a track record of success but he also sought to follow the wishes of state business leaders to hire someone with ties to Mississippi who would “understand […] [...]

Barksdale comments on Christensen hire as chief of Miss. Development Authority

Upon announcing the appointment of Brent Christensen to the directorship of the Mississippi Development Authority, Gov. Phil Bryant recalled joking about the salary with current interim chief Jim Barksdale. “I told (Barksdale) I would double what Leland Speed was making,” Bryant said. “Leland was making a dollar a year.” The governor has an eye for […] [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Brent Christensen named new head of the Mississippi Development Authority

JACKSON — Brent Christensen has been named the new head of the Mississippi Development Authority. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in downtown Jackson. Christensen, who has been the CEO of the Gainesville (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce the last 10 years, replaces interim director Jim Barksdale, the […] [...]

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