Posts Tagged ‘MDA’

Speed not conceding in fight against eminent domain

Things haven’t been going Leland Speed’s way in his court challenges to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would curb Mississippi’s power to take private property for large economic development projects But don’t look for Speed, a real estate executive and interim Mississippi Development Authority chief, to walk away from the fight. “I’m […] [...]

Green Tech Special Session

State lawmakers react to a special session that would give $175 million in incentives to green tech industries looking to relocate to Mississippi. [...]

MDA, GreenTech finalizing incentive package

by Published: August 14,2011

Tags: GreenTech, MDA, MyCar, Terry McAuliffe

A Q&A with GreenTech president Terry McAuliffe that appeared over the weekend on the Washington Post’s website has a lot of the same information that Magnolia Marketplace has reported since January. The production of the company’s MyCar neighborhood electric vehicle will start in Horn Lake late this year, and the Tunica facility, where GTA hopes […] [...]

Pioneering summit to explore creative economy

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and Mississippi Arts Commission are offering the state’s first Creative Economy Summit this week that will include the unveiling of a first-of-its-kind comprehensive study of Mississippi’s creative industries. Communities such as Oxford, Meridian and the Mississippi Gulf Coast have found success in growing their “creative economy” — adding jobs and […] [...]

Eminent Domain: Good Business… or Bad?

by Published: July 18,2011

Tags: eminent domain, Leland Speed, MDA, Nissan, Ron Aldridge, Toyota

Eminent domain remains a hotbed of discussion in the Mississippi business community. MBJ staff writers Ted Carter and Stephen McDill interview NFIB state director Ron Aldridge and Parkway Properties chairman and interim MDA director Leland Speed. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 [...]

Mississippi Market 2011

by Published: June 6,2011

Tags: MDA, Mississippi Market, Mississippi Trade Mart

JACKSON- Small business owners from Oxford to Natchez descend on the Mississippi Trade Mart to share their slice of the state’s “creative economy” with buyers at the annual Mississippi Market. [...]

State buildings to be retrofitted with “smart” electric meters

More than 1,000 state-owned buildings in Mississippi, including those on the campuses of community colleges and state universities, are being retrofitted with “smart” electric meters as part of a $3.75-million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) allocated $3.75 million in stimulus energy funds to the […] [...]

Rep. Holland Addresses Legislative Scrambler

JACKSON- State representative Steve Holland shares his thoughts on everything from Toyota to Haley Barbour at a recent meeting of the Mississippi Economic Council. [...]

Swoope On MDA

by Published: March 2,2011

Tags: Gray Swoope, Haley Barbour, Hurricane Katrina, MDA

JACKSON- Gray Swoope, outgoing executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, talks with MBJ-TV about economic development and MDA’s role in it. [...]

Columbia plant expansion to create 50 new jobs

by Published: October 11,2010

Tags: manufacturing, MDA

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) – Pioneer Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of parachutes and other equipment, has announced a plant expansion in Columbia that will create 50 new jobs. The Mississippi Development Authority says in a news release that the company also is investing $500,000 in new equipment at the Marion County facility. Officials say the […] [...]

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