Posts Tagged ‘Tunica County’

Will the GreenTech project survive investigation, challenges?

TUNICA — It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles. GreenTech Automotive Inc. announced in 2009 production would […] [...]

MBJ EXCLUSIVE: With gambling revenues falling, Tunica looks for an ace in the hole

The people of Tunica County have toiled through the worst of economic times, and basked in the bright lights of success. But their King Midas, better known as the gaming industry, is losing its touch. Recently released numbers for the first half of this year support the trend that Mississippi is on pace for one […] [...]

‘The Tunica Miracle’

by Nash Nunnery Published: April 17,2011

Tags: poverty, Sugar Ditch Alley, Tunica County, Wilhelm Schulz GBBH manufacturing plant

The memories of Sugar Ditch Alley and the nation’s highest rate of poverty made infamous by a 1960s network television documentary have all but faded in Tunica County. An impoverished neighborhood in the Town of Tunica, Sugar Ditch Alley was so named for the open sewer located there. With the advent of the gaming industry […] [...]

Six months later, still lots of questions, few answers surrounding GreenTech

by Clay Chandler Published: April 18,2010

Tags: GreenTech, Toyota, Tunica County, Xiaolin “Charles” Wang

Almost exactly six months ago, Tunica County was the site of one of the most bizarre economic development announcements in recent Mississippi history. Xiaolin “Charles” Wang, a Chinese businessman, donned a hard hat and said he planned to build in Tunica a $1-billion hybrid vehicle manufacturing facility that would produce 1,500 vehicles a year and […] [...]

TUNICA WAITS

by Clay Chandler Published: November 16,2009

Tags: Mississippi, Tunica County, unemployment

As two major developments are on back burner, Tunica County’s unemployment rate sits at 13 percent Mississippi’s unemployment rate has, for the past 12 months, averaged 8.9 percent.  Aside from plunging tax revenue that is forcing lawmakers to make some uncomfortable decisions with the state’s budget, the unemployment rate is the starkest indicator that the effects […] [...]

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