Posts Tagged ‘Chandler Russ’

Local boy: Russ finds success back in his hometown

by Wally Northway Published: August 30,2013

Tags: Chandler Russ, Rentech

As he drove his SUV around the former Rentech site, it was more than obvious that Chandler Russ is home. The Natchez native easily rattled off the site’s history and assets from memory. And, Russ does it with a big grin. Coming up on his third anniversary as executive director of Natchez Inc., the lead […] [...]

Enerfab unveils plans for yet another expansion

NATCHEZ — Enerfab Inc. plans a second expansion in less than a year at its Enersteel operation in Natchez. The $10-million investment, announced yesterday, is projected to create at least 45 jobs, raising the company’s employment total above 150. That comes on top of an $11-million, 20-job expansion announced in May. The company opened its […] [...]

Entergy recognizes Stedman

by MBJ Staff Published: February 12,2012

Tags: Chandler Russ, Crye-Leike Realtors, Entergy Mississippi Inc., Natchez Inc., Sue Stedman

Sue Stedman, chairman of Natchez Inc. and vice president and sales manager for Crye-Leike Stedman Realtors, is a 2011 recipient of Entergy Mississippi Inc. Teamwork Mississippi Community Leadership Award. A major driving force in Natchez and Adams County for many years, Stedman has supported economic development as a city alderman and business owner. In addition, […] [...]

MBJ Exclusive — Breaking News: Tuesday when Barbour will unveil Natchez development

A source who spoke to Magnolia Marketplace Friday evening on the condition of anonymity said Gov. Haley Barbour will be in Natchez on Tuesday for a “major” economic development announcement at 1 p.m. Read the complete story here [...]

Who should lead the MDA?

Speculation is rampant. Who is going to replace Gray Swoope as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) on an interim basis, and who might the next governor chose as a permanent replacement? The Mississippi Business Journal recently conducted an informal survey of approximately a half-dozen Mississippi economic developers, and asked them who they […] [...]

A public railroad?

When Utah-based V&S Railway purchased the railroad that runs from Brookhaven to Natchez in the summer of 2009, the sale was contingent upon V&S keeping the line open for two years. That window closes in June, and officials in Adams, Franklin and Lincoln counties are making plans to keep the line open should V&S decide […] [...]

MDA focusing on existing industry

by Amy McCullough Published: October 24,2010

Tags: Chandler Russ, Mississippi Development Authority, Mitch Stennett

Several sewing factory workers walked into the economic development office in Laurel unannounced. This was the early 1990s, when a lot of the “cut and sew” factories were heading in droves to China and Mexico. The workers wanted to see the organization president, Mitch Stennett, so they could tell him that Laurel Industrial Garment had […] [...]

Russ faces uphill challenge in Natchez

With outlook grim, economic development vet comes home to change chemistry Chandler Russ grew up in Natchez, went to the University of Southern Mississippi and has since built an economic development career that has taken him to almost every part of Mississippi and into Arkansas. He’s about to go back home. On Nov. 1, Russ […] [...]

Lewis, Russ elected to board

The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MsET) has announced the installation of Dr. William A. Lewis, president of Pearl River Community College, and Chandler Russ, director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Existing Industry and Business (EIB) Division, to its board of directors. Located in Hancock County on the site of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, […] [...]

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