Posts Tagged ‘Golden Triangle’

Eurocopter promotes Samuel Adcock

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Columbus, Golden Triangle, manufacturing, Mississippi, West Point

American Eurocopter has named Samuel Adcock to the position of vice president-general manager of the company’s helicopter production plant in Columbus. He now oversees all operations at the Mississippi plant, is a member of the American Eurocopter Executive Committee and reports directly to president and chief executive Marc Paganini. Adcock has been EADS North America’s […] [...]

Meridian, Columbus resume efforts to keep bases open

Meridian put its military installation team together in 1991 and helped Naval Air Station Meridian avoid getting shut down after landing on closing lists in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Larmar McDonald, a Meridian insurance businessman and current chair of the Meridian Military Team, says he thinks the local air station is the only Navy installation […] [...]

New name, new developer push Starkville development forward

Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry took over the old CottonMill Marketplace development in Starkville last fall, and has since changed its name and started the process of getting its design approved by state and federal historical designation agencies. The mixed-use development, which sits on the edge of Mississippi State University’s campus, changed ownership when the […] [...]

Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties plan development partnership

When plans for a regional economic development organization in the Golden Triangle were unveiled last month, there was talk that similar set-ups would start to appear in other parts of Mississippi. Since Sept. 14, two have been made public. Chickasaw County officials decided in late September that they would pursue a partnership with Pontotoc and […] [...]

MSU in negotiations with new developer for CottonMill

Mississippi State University and a Golden Triangle developer have until early January to either come to an agreement for the development of the area around the school’s old physical plant building — or go their separate ways. Mark Castleberry, owner of Columbus-based Castle Properties, was one of three respondents to a request for proposals the […] [...]

Regionalism is the way to go for development

Every so often, you have to step up and tell folks “attaboy!” In a story in the MBJ last week, Clay Chandler reported that government and economic development officials in the Golden Triangle unveiled a plan for an economic development cooperative they say will become the model of regionalism in Mississippi. The Golden Triangle Regional […] [...]

Golden Triangle economic development model could be emulated across state

On Sept. 14, government and economic development officials in the Golden Triangle unveiled a plan for an economic development cooperative they say will become the model of regionalism in Mississippi. The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority will not officially arrive until October 2014. Until then, the Golden Triangle Development LINK (which was known as the […] [...]

West Point voters approve additional 1 percent excise tax

Voters in West Point recently approved an additional one percent tax on hotels, motels and restaurants. Combined with the existing one percent excise tax, the two percent total is expected to generate about $400,000 per year in revenue. Half of that revenue will be used to retire bonds issued for West Point’s sportsplex. The other […] [...]

Read September 24 issue of MBJ

>> EASTOVER 2.0 New retail development on track for 2014 opening— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>BANKING Mississippi still atop the list of state’s with most unbanked households by Ted Carter >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Golden Triangle economic development model could be copied across state— by Clay Chandler >> AGRICULTURE Isaac’s toll on […] [...]

Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha counties explore partnership

Representatives from the three Golden Triangle counties have formed a steering committee to explore the possibility of forming an umbrella organization charged with spurring economic development in the region. The committee held its first meeting last week, representing the first step toward a partnership among entities that have traditionally carried on a governmental and industrial […] [...]

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