Posts Tagged ‘MDA’

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 Stephen McDill 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 Associated Press 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 […] [...]

Swoope: State must be relentless

by Laura Smith Published: May 9,2010

Tags: economic development, film, MDA, Swoope

  MDA head says business has moved into state and more is coming   While not immune to the recession, business recruitment and retention in Mississippi has not slacked, and a slew of economic development projects are underway. “I think that certainly the national and global economy has a major economic impact on our state. We’re […] [...]

Pieces in place for big tourism boom in Mississippi

But Peavey Electronics founder Hartley Peavey says we must use them   Centuries ago, when villages decided to celebrate something – maybe a successful harvest –  business owners got to thinking. Folks doing the celebrating are probably going to be hungry, they concluded. So let’s sell them something to eat. They’ll most likely want to […] [...]

Bynum on MDA High-Def Tourism Photos

by Stephen McDill Published: April 5,2010

Tags: high-definition, MDA, Mississippi, Sandy Bynum, Stephen McDill, tourism

JACKSON- MBJ-TV takes a look at the Mississippi Development Authority’s new high-defintion 360-degree photo gallery of the Magnolia State’s hottest tourist attractions. [...]

Sweet potato farmer assistance approved

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2010

Tags: agriculture, crop losses, disaster assistance, MDA, state government, sweet potatoes

JACKSON — A new law says Mississippi can provide up to $17 million in loan guarantees to sweet potato farmers. Gov. Haley Barbour signed the loan bill March 24, and it became law immediately. The Mississippi Development Authority can extend the loan guarantees to sweet potato farmers who had disaster-related losses in 2009. Those seeking […] [...]

State unveils Film Studio plans

by Associated Press Published: March 12,2010

Tags: film studio, MDA, motion pictures, state government

CANTON — A new film studio, complete with sound stage and production office space, will be built in Canton to encourage movie production in the state. State officials say the 39,000-square-foot facility, called The Mississippi Film Studios at Canton, could employ up to 250 workers when film production is underway. Executive director of the Mississippi […] [...]

Katrina program halfway to goal

by Tacy Rayburn Published: February 26,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, housing, Hurricane Katrina, MDA, real estate

The Mississippi Development Authority Disaster Recovery Division’s (MDA DRD) Small Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) has completed and received certificates of occupancy for more than 2,000 small rental units in less than two years, halfway to SRAP’s projected 4,000 unit goal. SRAP, along with the state’s Long Term Workforce Housing and Public Housing Assistance programs, represents […] [...]

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