Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

ROXUL opens first U.S. plant in Marshall County industrial park

MARSHALL COUNTY — ROXUL Inc., a manufacturer of stone wool insulation products in North America, has officially opened its first manufacturing facility in the United States. ROXUL President Trent Ogilvie, ROCKWOOL International CEO Eelco van Heel and Gov. Phil Bryant cut the ribbon at the grand opening, which was followed by a tour of the […] [...]

JRA will cover $1.5 million HUD repayment for Farish St. blunders

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, NEWS

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority agreed Wednesday to cover a demand from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for repayment of $1.5 million HUD invested in downtown’s dead Farish Street project. The City of Jackson had agreed to repay the money over three years starting in December 2016. But that could have left in […] [...]

House votes for transfer of Yellow Creek Port land to state

IUKA — The House of Representatives has passed by voice vote H.R. 3044, which approves the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka. Located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Yellow Creek Port was developed for economic development purposes by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in cooperation with the state of Mississippi. “Manufacturing remains one […] [...]

Entergy again makes top 10 for economic development efforts

NEW ORLEANS — For the seventh consecutive year, Entergy Corporation has been named one of the nation’s top 10 utilities in economic development for 2013 by Site Selection magazine. The company was chosen for its efforts to help attract nearly $21 billion in projects, which could result in as many as 9,200 jobs across its […] [...]

TRI-Mississippi project receives $17.8M TIGER VI grant

  SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — A total of $17.8 million in federal transportation funding has been awarded for a collaborative initiative to support job growth by improving roadways in three Southwest Mississippi counties. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $17.8-million TIGER VI grant application submitted by Claiborne County, along with Franklin and Jefferson counties […] [...]

Jones County launches leadership ‘masters program’ to mark 25th anniversary

LAUREL — Nearly 500 individuals have participated in Leadership Jones County (LJC) since the first class in 1990. Developed to identify and prepare the community’s future leadership resources, LJC has provided Jones County with a network of current and emerging leaders who possess the skills and sense of commitment to improve our community. LJC has […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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