Posts Tagged ‘Gray Swoope’

MEDC elects new officers, directors

The Mississippi Economic Development Council Inc. (MEDC) elected officers and directors at its 2010 Summer Conference in Biloxi. Christy Knapp, Oxford, was elected president; Tom Troxler, president-elect; Barbara Smith, Tupelo, vice president chamber development; Blake Wallace, Jackson, vice president community development; Cliff Brumfield, Brookhaven, vice president economic development; Tim Mood, Ridgeland, secretary-treasurer; and, Larry Barnett, […] [...]

MMSA board officers, members set

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) recently held its annual meeting and awards luncheon in downtown Jackson. Among the agenda was the passing of the gavel to new MMSA board president Randy Burchfield of Tupelo. Burchfield will serve a two-year term (2010-2012), following Chuck Ueltschey of Gulfport, 2008-2010 board president. Burchfield serves as senior vice […] [...]

Despite gusher, Gulf Coast open for business

For Laura Allen, the waiting is the hardest part. An employee at Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Allen booked a condo on the Alabama Gulf Coast months ago, well before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that is still spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As her refund deadline approached, she agonized over whether or not […] [...]

Mississippi Economic Council Annual Meeting

JACKSON- Music is a big part of Mississippi’s heritage, according to some of the state’s public and private business leaders. [...]

Governor calls for small business bailout

Barbour, MDA’s Swoope tell business leaders that previous program was met with a good amount of success Part of the effort in the financial recovery from Hurricane Katrina included a state program that guaranteed portions of loans for small businesses trying to get back on their feet after the storm. Gov. Haley Barbour and Mississippi […] [...]

Mississippi making significant strides

Swoope and his team were ready for downturn and have reacted with more business for state Mississippi has made significant gains in economic development despite facing the effects of a national recession, Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) officials said. The MDA is hoping that momentum will continue. “In April 2008, we still had record employment, but […] [...]

MEDC elects officers, directors

The Mississippi Economic Development Council Inc. (MEDC) elected officers and directors at its 2009 Summer Conference in Biloxi. Officers elected to serve Oct. 1, 2009-Sept. 30, 2010, are: Larry S. Barnett, Gulfport, president; Christy Knapp, Oxford, president-elect; Barbara Smith, Tupelo, vice president chamber development; Blake Wallace, Jackson, vice president community development; Tom Troxler, Brandon, vice […] [...]

South American trip slated for MDA

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is leading a business development mission to Chile and Peru Sept. 27-Oct. 2. The trip is designed to provide opportunities for Mississippi businesses to expand trade and create business relationships by meeting one-on-one with qualified agents and distributors for their products and services. “Chile and Peru are two […] [...]

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