Posts Tagged ‘MDA’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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