Posts Tagged ‘Skip Skaggs’

MDA leading trade delegation to South America

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to South America from April 24-29. MDA officials say in a news release yesterday that the trip will include stops in Paraguay and Uruguay. They say participating companies can also make an optional stop in Brazil or […] [...]

Matching firms, foreign markets vital part of state’s trade plan

The way Mississippi Development Authority officials see it, helping to match businesses in the state with foreign markets is as practical as a financial planner advising a client to diversify an investment portfolio. MDA’s efforts include setting up meetings for Mississippi business leaders in foreign countries, organizing trade fairs and overseeing a network of representatives […] [...]

Building materials rebound thanks to residential construction spike

COLUMBUS- Brickyard executive Ed Thebaud hasn’t seen much to signal a rebound in the brick and tile business in Mississippi and other Southeastern states. But he says he is encouraged to see some of the lingering gloom of Mississippi’s construction materials sector erased by new companies ready to set up shop here, expand here or […] [...]

Agency official briefs foresters on economic development

Skip Skaggs, director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Existing Industry and Business Division, promised a positive message last week just before he spoke to a group of local foresters. And, he delivered — eventually. But, while Skaggs’ presentation was essentially a broad overview of economic development efforts in the state and the role forestry plays […] [...]

CertainTeed Ceilings putting $24M into Meridian plant restart

MERIDIAN — In yet another sign that the building sector is coming back, CertainTeed Ceilings is restarting its manufacturing operations here after shutting down in 2009, making a $24 million investment in updating a plant that will eventually put more than 100 people to work in the next three years. Production is expected to resume […] [...]

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