Posts Tagged ‘MDA’

Swoope: State must be relentless

by 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

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

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 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 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 […] [...]

Townhouse, Jamco to expand

by Published: February 11,2010

Tags: expansion, furniture manufacturing, manufacturing, MDA

SMITHVILLE and TISHOMINGO — Townhouse Home Furnishings, a stationary furniture manufacturer located in Monroe County, is adding a new access road and undertaking other infrastructure improvements in order to accommodate future growth. The project, which will create 15 new jobs, will allow Townhouse employees to utilize a separate entrance from the delivery and outgoing transportation […] [...]

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 […] [...]

MDA has good track record with tourism

by Published: October 5,2009

Tags: MDA, Mississippi Development Authority, tourism

Swoope: We must look at what debt we can issue versus what we can get in return The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has a pretty good track record recently of nurturing the state’s tourism industry. The MDA supported bond bills the Legislature passed to get the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretative Center open. The […] [...]

Recovery package still taking applications

by Published: August 24,2009

Tags: HUD, Hurricane Katrina recovery, MDA

Last of funds could take years to award   Just weeks after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Aug. 2005, the State of Mississippi petitioned Congress for help with the massive cleanup and recovery effort. Gov. Haley Barbour, the state’s congressional delegation and others were successful in securing approximately $5.4 billion […] [...]

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