Posts Tagged ‘MDA’

Entrepreneur Center: Helping you find your corner of commerce

AA Calibration Services founder Larry White says it took less than a minute back in 2004 to realize the layoff notice he had just received represented the opportunity of a lifetime. To be more exact, White said, it took about “30 seconds to recognize this opportunity.” White, a retired Navy aviation electronic technician, reacted to […] [...]

State’s creative economy employs 64,000 people

Officials looking to add to sector Although creativity has abounded in Mississippi as long as anyone can remember, the concept of treating that creative force as part of the state’s economic development has been around only a few years. Discussions began in 2009 between the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Arts Commission. The two […] [...]

McAuliffe gone, GreenTech works to fulfill loan terms

GreenTech Automotive has until the end of 2014 to create a minimum of 350 jobs at its Tunica facility, per the terms of a $3-million loan the Mississippi Development Authority made the company. The loan, made in September 2011, is to help the hybrid car company with site preparation and what an MDA spokesperson called […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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