Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

EDA awards grant for water infrastructure improvements at industrial park

HOUSTON — The city of Houston has been awarded a federal grant that will support extensive water system infrastructure upgrades at its industrial park. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved a $1.47 million investment grant to help construct a new water system to serve current and future tenants at Houston’s industrial park. The funding […] [...]

Former MDA employee, Jay McCarthy, returns as CFO

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, FOCUS, MDA, Mississippi

With 30 years experience in finance, banking and economic development, Jay McCarthy is prepared for his new position as chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. His experience has included previous stints with MDA along with work in the private sector. As chief financial officer, he oversees MDA’s Financial Resources and Accounting and Finance […] [...]

MEC appoints officers Martha Cooke, C.D. Smith and Rebecca Wiggs

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, MEC, Mississippi

The Mississippi Economic Council has named officers for the Public Education Forum of Mississippi and M.B. Swayze Foundation for 2014-15. Martha Cooke, vice president of special projects at School Book Supply Company, has been elected as chair of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi for 2014-2015. Cooke will follow in the footsteps of her father, […] [...]

MEC welcomes Kenny Goza as project manager

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, education, Mississippi

Kenny Goza has joined the Mississippi Economic Council as project manager. His work experience includes 40 years in various positions with Entergy Mississippi. Goza has served as chairman of the Brookhaven/Lincoln County Mississippi Scholars as well as serving as chairman of the Copiah Lincoln Community College Workforce Advisory Board. Currently, he serves on the board […] [...]

Jobs for Jacksonians — Program has found employment for more than 1,000 people since 2011, and continues to build

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi

The city of Jackson created an initiative in 2011 to help residents in the metro area find jobs during the economic downturn. The purpose of the Jobs for Jacksonians Program, which is free to participants, is to provide employment assistance and a single point of access to services to help job seekers enter or re-enter […] [...]

Former MDA employee, Jay McCarthy, returns as CFO

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, FOCUS, MDA, Mississippi

With 30 years experience in finance, banking and economic development, Jay McCarthy is prepared for his new position as chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. His experience has included previous stints with MDA along with work in the private sector. As chief financial officer, he oversees MDA’s Financial Resources and Accounting and Finance […] [...]

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HomeStretch expanding operations, adding new jobs

NETTLETON — Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion, HomeStretch will have 250 employees in Nettleton. Based in Nettleton, the company has been in operation since early 2010. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance […] [...]

EDA awards grant as county recovers from tornado

WINSTON COUNTY — The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $100,000 grant to support the development of a comprehensive land use plan to help tornado-damaged Louisville and Winston County build its economic base. The EDA Economic Adjustment Assistance grant was awarded to the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District (GTPDD) for a $125,000 project […] [...]

Caroline Cowan made marketing associate at Parkway Development

Caroline W. Cowan is the new marketing associate for VIP Suites of Parkway Development Inc. in Ridgeland. She is a Texas native with experience in the hospitality industry. Cowan earned her degree in hospitality management at the University of Mississippi. [...]

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