Posts Tagged ‘Chip Morgan’

BILL CRAWFORD: Boyce takes hot spot as IHL commissioner

Ready or not, Dr. Glenn Boyce has been named IHL Commissioner.  He steps into the hot spot abandoned by MUW president Dr. Jim Borsig and recently vacated by now University of Nebraska system president Dr. Hank Bounds.   A high performer for nine years as president of Holmes Community College, Dr. Boyce came into the IHL […] [...]

Source: McCullough a leading candidate for MDA job

        By JACK WEATHERLY Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, is a leading candidate to become executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, according to a source familiar with the situation. McCullough said in a telephone interview with the Mississippi Business Journal  Thursday afternoon that […] [...]

MDA’s Brent Christensen leaving for Greensboro (N.C.) Partnership

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Chistensen is leaving the post he has held for three years to become president and chief executive of the Greensboro (N.C.) Partnership. During Christensen’s tenure, more than 17,000 jobs were created and more than $2.43 billion incorporate investment was made, according to an MDA release. A […] [...]

Delta Council fears new delay in Asian catfish inspections in works

CLEVELAND – Delta Council officials are worried that U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections of imported catfish may be delayed two years beyond next year’s expected start of USDA inspections of domestically produced catfish. Council officials relayed concerns over the possible inspection delays to U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden during her visit here to deliver […] [...]

Delta State honors Chip Morgan

by Published: May 17,2013

Tags: Chip Morgan, Delta Council, economic development

Delta Council executive vice president Chip Morgan was bestowed with one of Delta State University’s highest honors — an honorary doctor of public service degree. A native of Oxford, Morgan graduated from Oxford High School in 1969 and earned a B.A. in public administration from University of Mississippi in 1974. Morgan was named executive vice […] [...]

This time Cochran brings more power to another swing at Farm Bill

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: agriculture, Chip Morgan, Delta Council, Thad Cochran

Chip Morgan of the Delta Council isn’t in the business of trying to predict what Congress will do. But of this he is certain: Thad Cochran, Mississippi’s senior senator, will be on hand when the Senate Agriculture Committee puts its final stamp on a new Farm Bill extension. As the Agriculture Committee’s new ranking member, […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Delta Council: Anguish of 2011 flood abates with new planting season

CLEVELAND — Mississippi Delta farmers took a hit estimated as high as $80 million in last spring’s flooding. But as is the custom in the Delta, despair must give way to renewed optimism with the arrival of the spring planting season. The financial consequences of the Mississippi River flooding last spring that submerged 200 square […] [...]

Army Corps of Engineers: Backwater levees must be raised or face de-certification

The Mississippi Delta may finally be drying out after an historic flood inundated 200 square miles of the region last spring. But the flood left behind a giant-sized worry for the region — the prospect of de-certification of the Yazoo Backwater Levee. Federal officials say the recent flooding showed the 27-mile long flood protection berm […] [...]

Records: DHA paid Delta Council $1M for ‘administrative’ services

The Delta Health Alliance has paid an average of $272,000 the past four years for an administrative contract with the Delta Council. Those figures are spelled out in DHA tax returns. In 2008, DHA paid Delta Council $293,630 for administrative services. In 2009 and 2010, that number dropped to $275,000. For the fiscal year that […] [...]

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