Posts Tagged ‘wealth creation’

Proposed road-widening project has supporters, opponents

SOUTHAVEN — The road to progress can be bumpy. On top of facing funding hurdles, DeSoto County and state transportation officials — gathering public comment for an environmental assessment on possible widening of Star Landing to ease traffic and promote economic development — are finding many residents worried or resistant to change outside their front […] [...]

Supervisors move to buy warehouse for Genesis Energy project

NATCHEZ — A chance to help a local industry speed up a $30-million investment has prompted the Adams County Board of Supervisors to simplify what had become a complex process to purchase large warehouse near the Natchez-Adams County Port. The county had originally planned to help purchase the building through a complicated agreement that would […] [...]

BEA: State’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012

by Associated Press Published: June 6,2013

Tags: economic, economy, growth, wealth creation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — New figures show that Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012. Gross domestic product numbers released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all of the economic output of each state. Mississippi’s 2012 growth rate was close to the national average of 2.5 percent, and ranked 17th […] [...]

Study: Coast county created 4,000 jobs in half-decade

JACKSON COUNTY — A University of Southern Mississippi economic study shows that nearly 4,000 new jobs have been created in the Jackson County area in the last five years because of local companies’ investments. The figures were released by the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation. The Mississippi Press reports the study estimates the jobs carry […] [...]

State gets ‘Silver Shovel’ for economic development efforts

by MBJ Staff Published: May 30,2013

Tags: award, economic development, job creation, magazine, media, publication, recognition, wealth creation

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Area Development, a publication covering site selection and facility planning, has named its 2013 Gold & Silver Shovel Award winners. For the Silver Shovel Awards, the states are compared only to other states in their population tier. This year, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania are receiving Silver Shovels in the 10+ million population […] [...]

Island’s future still being weighed as committee starts work

COLUMBUS — There has been much talk over the years about what kind of economic development projects could be lured to the Island, but so far, no one has been able to come to agreement. Now, the Island’s future is on the table again, with the formation of an ad hoc committee to explore options […] [...]

Manufacturer unveils $11M expansion; adding jobs

NATCHEZ — Enerfab is expanding operations at its Natchez location, which is known as Enersteel, to accommodate an increase in tank head production, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The project represents a corporate investment of more than $11 million and will create 20 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility […] [...]

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