Posts Tagged ‘Tunica’

Promise of GreenTech empty for many

by Published: June 6,2010

Tags: Automotive, GreenTech, jobs, Tunica

Locals say something other than casino jobs need to be available, but GreenTech looks like a tease   TUNICA — Not much has changed on Scenic Route 304 that runs east and west from Interstate 55 to Tunica County. After you circle around the square in Hernando and head west toward the Delta, there isn’t […] [...]

McAuliffe proves to be as evasive as Wang

Despite groundbreaking for billion dollar Tunica car plant, GreenTech officials are MIA In the roughly eight months since Chinese businessman Charles Wang popped up in Tunica County and claimed he wanted to build a hybrid vehicle manufacturing facility there, not much has happened, and even less has been heard. State economic development officials all say […] [...]

No. 5: Tunica National, Tunica

Matt Cooper believes the main function of a golf course is that golfers have fun. Now in his fourth year as director of marketing for Tunica National Golf & Tennis Club, Cooper was elated when informed Mississippi Business Journal readers voted the golf course as Mississippi’s fifth best. “We are definitely thrilled with being mentioned […] [...]

German pipe manufacturer breaks ground

by Published: March 10,2010

Tags: Delta, groundbreaking, manufacturing, pipe, Tunica

TUNICA — A German company broke ground on a $300-million pipe manufacturing plant today in Tunica County, kicking off a development that officials believe will have far-reaching economic benefits. “It’s not only huge for Tunica County, but it’s huge for the entire state of Mississippi, especially the Mississippi Delta,” said Larry Liddell, public information officer […] [...]

GreenTech, really?

by Published: December 21,2009

Tags: GreenTech, Tunica, Xiaolin "Charles" Wang

Group breaks ground on multi-billion dollar auto plant but needs financing In early October in Tunica, a Chinese businessman made the biggest economic development announcement in Mississippi since Nissan and Toyota, and the ceremony was notable for who wasn’t there more than who was. Gov. Haley Barbour and the executive director of the Mississippi Development […] [...]

‘We’ve gone into silent mode’

by Published: November 16,2009

Tags: Charles Wang, GreenTech, Tunica

No one in Tunica has heard from GreenTech since ground-breaking   In early October, Chinese businessman Charles Wang held a ceremony in Tunica announcing plans to build a  $1-billion hybrid vehicle manufacturing facility. GreenTech, Wang’s company, would employ 1,500 people directly and produce as many hybrid vehicles annually as Toyota does, Wang said.  The project’s […] [...]

Johnson hired as director of tennis

by Published: September 28,2009

Tags: Michael Johnson, tennis, Tunica, Tunica National Golf & Tennis

Tunica National Golf & Tennis has hired a new director of tennis, Michael Johnson. He brings his experience to Tunica National from Chickasaw Country Club, after spending the last 20 years as a teaching pro. Johnson played for Delta State University, was the assistant pro at Memphis Country Club for five years, and has been […] [...]

Harrah’s announces new management

Harrah’s Casino Tunica recently hired four sales managers focused on promoting and selling over 65,000 square feet of meeting and convention space at Harrah’s Casino, Horseshoe Casino and Hotel and Sheraton Casino and Hotel in Tunica. Dean Botting, sales manager, Mid-South Meetings by Harrah’s, will service East Tennessee and Georgia. Cody Harrell, sales manager, Mid-South […] [...]

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