Posts Tagged ‘Economic Development Authority of Jones County’

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 […] [...]

Bad bridges list draws strong reaction

Few people know Jones County better than Mitch Stennett, a long-time resident and head of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County. Yet, even he was surprised by the number of suspect bridges in his county and where they are located per the National Bridge Inventory (NBI). “Two bridges on the Ellisville-Tuckers Crossing Road are […] [...]

Stennett, Simpson attend Forum

Mitch Stennett, president, and Larkin Simpson, chamber director, of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County, participated in the 2011 Janus Economics Forum, an association of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of economic development. Each year, the Forum invites approximately 15 leading economic developers from around the country to participate in a unique peer-learning […] [...]

Simpson completes training

Larkin Simpson, chamber director and project manager of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County, has recently completed his first year at Institute for Organization Management (Institute), an intensive week-long nonprofit leadership training program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Graduates of Institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction […] [...]

Q&A – Mitch Stennett, president, Economic Development Authority of Jones County

CONCEPT STILL THE SAME It’s all about making your community a better place Somehow, Mitch Stennett makes economic development look effortless. Over the last 20 years, Jones County has pulled off some impressive victories and consistently ranks near the bottom in unemployment. Yet, Stennett maintains an easy demeanor — never too up or down. He […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Larkin Simpson

Age: 29 Hometown: Cleveland Education: University of Southern Mississippi (MS, economic & workforce development), Delta State University (BFA, graphic design) Current Position: Chamber director, Economic Development Authority of Jones County Having worked in many self-described “dead end” jobs since he was in high school, Larkin Simpson said he has come to realize each of those […] [...]

Simpson added at EDA

The Economic Development Authority of Jones County welcomes Larkin Simpson as chamber of commerce director/project manager. Simpson, a Cleveland, Miss., native, joined the Economic Development Authority of Jones County May 3. He comes to the EDA from Hancock County, where he recently served as an economic development project manager for the Hancock County Development Commission. […] [...]

EDA campaign wins Best of Class

The Economic Development Authority of Jones County (EDA) received a Best of Class Award at the Communications Awards ceremony at the Southern Economic Development Council’s (SEDC’s) Annual Conference held in Point Clear, Ala. The winning entry, submitted by Sandy Holifield, was the organization’s Howard Technology Park Project Ready Overall Marketing Campaign. All entries were judged […] [...]

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