Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

PHIL HARDWICK: In serarch of — and avoidance of — uniformity

by Phil Hardwick Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, economic development, Mississippi

What would you do if another state barred the sale of your products after having approved them for years and years even though other states allowed the sale of your products? Depending on the volume and sales of those products you might complain to state officials, contact your Congressional office or even file a lawsuit. […] [...]

State’s Creative Economy potential to be focus of the MEC’s annual meeting

by Ted Carter Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Blake Wilson, Business, chamber of commerce, economic development, MEC, Mississippi, Steve Azar

Leaders from across the state are showing great confidence in the direction Mississippi is moving and in the ability to improve its economic competitiveness, the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) says in reporting on a survey done during the MEC’s Blueprint Mississippi Pathway to Progress Tour,. Business and community leaders rate Mississippi as a newly emerging […] [...]

Kelly Boutwell added, Jason Word promoted at MEC

  Kelly Boutwell is the new director of member involvement at the Mississippi Economic Council, joining MEC from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she served as senior marketing specialist. She began her professional career as service manager at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant, where she became the state’s youngest certified sommelier at age 23. Boutwell […] [...]

MEC poll: Health care ranks tops among Jackson businesses

JACKSON — Business and community leaders in the Jackson area believe health care tops the list of opportunities for future economic growth in their area, according to a Dec. 17, 2013, survey. The survey was part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi Pathway to Progress Tour that traveled to 19 cities in all regions […] [...]

Construction underway on The Mill at MSU

STARKVILLE — Campus and community leaders officially broke ground yesterday on a $40-million economic development project in “Mississippi’s College Town.” The Mill at Mississippi State University features three main projects: Transforming a landmark former cotton mill into a conference center and related office space; building an adjacent hotel and parking garage; and developing mixed-use business […] [...]

Seminar focused on trading in the Philippines to be offered next month

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce will present a seminar titled Exploring Business Opportunities in the Philippines April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the Collaboratory at the MS e-Center at Jackson State University, located at 1230 Raymond […] [...]

House members add more than $61m to Senate’s bill

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are moving toward negotiations on state borrowing in the 2015 budget year. House members yesterday added $61.2 million before passing Senate Bill 2975. Representatives are seeking $30 million to allow the North Central Mississippi Regional Rail Authority to buy a rail line, $20 million to aid Tupelo’s Cooper Tire and Rubber […] [...]

Pickering praises passage of new auditing legislation

JACKSON — Legislation allowing the State Auditor’s Office to conduct compliance and performance audits on state-funded economic development bond programs has unanimously passed both the House of Representatives and Senate. It is now on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant, who has supported the need for such legislation since his service as state auditor, according […] [...]

State to lead delegation to Canadian conference

JACKSON — The state of Mississippi will lead a delegation of business leaders and economic development professionals at the 7th Annual Southeastern U.S.-Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference. The event will be held May 4-6 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. Mississippi businesses, economic developers, local officials and university representatives are invited to join the […] [...]

MDA to lead international trade mission to Central America

JACKSON — Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Central America from June 9-13. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses that want to expand trade and create new business relationships with qualified buyers. The mission includes stops in Guatemala, Honduras and […] [...]

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