Tag Archives: Economic Development

Neel-Schaffer announces Keith Purvis as Vice President

February 11, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  Keith Purvis, PE, has been promoted to Vice President of Transportation of Neel-Schaffer. Purvis joined Neel-Schaffer in 2011 after retiring from the Mississippi Department of Transportation as an Assistant Chief Engineer. Purvis leads Neel-Schaffer’s transportation department, working out of the firm’s headquarters office in Jackson, providing expertise on projects throughout Mississippi. “Keith […]

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Brandon recruiting help to spur development

January 13, 2014

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Traveling along Highway 80, the city of Brandon’s lack of downtown development is apparent. Now, city leaders are looking for change. The city is seeking consultants to work in city planning and economic development. The Clarion-Ledger reports the consultant’s work would focus on downtown planning, landscape architecture, urban design, historic preservation, infrastructure, transportation, market analysis […]

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HOME RUN! Tupelo lands 2014 national softball convention

December 12, 2013

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Like a number of communities across the state, the city of Tupelo has targeted sports and sports-related events as source of new money into the community. And officials have snagged a gem. The city of Tupelo has won a bid to host a national softball convention in 2014. Mayor Jason Shelton and Tupelo Convention and […]

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ALUMA-FORM locating manufacturing operations in Walnut

December 11, 2013

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JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant, officials from ALUMA-FORM and local leaders broke ground today on the company’s new manufacturing facility in the Walnut Industrial Park in Walnut, Miss., in Tippah County. The project represents a company investment of $6.7 million and will create 125 new jobs. From the Walnut location, ALUMA-FORM will manufacture and distribute […]

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Delta Council sets big agenda for board meeting

November 11, 2013

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There is a full agenda planned for the upcoming annual meeting of the board of directors of Stoneville-based Delta Council. Three committee meetings, farm policy and agricultural addresses by two key players from the Obama Administration and Capitol Hill, and an entertaining featured speech after lunch punctuate the Delta Council Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting […]

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Country music and soda pop — old plant might become museum warehouse

October 14, 2013

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Mississippi’s creative economy could soon get a boost if an historic structure can be renovated and re-purposed as a facility honoring one of the state’s successful recording artists. Community Development Partnership is petitioning the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors to allow the old Coca-Cola Building in Philadelphia, currently owned by the county, to be transferred […]

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Swoope getting a nice raise in the Sunshine State

October 9, 2013

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Nobody ever accused Gray Swoope of leaving Mississippi to become the head economic developer in Florida because of the money, but his wallet is probably fixing to become fatter — much fatter — soon. According to a piece from The Associated Press, Swoope, former leader of the Mississippi Development Authority and now president and CEO […]

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German automotive component-maker breaks ground in Delta

September 24, 2013

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A German automotive components company has broken ground in the Delta for a new plant. Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Feuer Powertrain GmbH held an announcement and groundbreaking ceremony today in Tunica at the future site of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations. The project represents a $140-million corporate investment and will create 300 new […]

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Cashing in on Grant’s march to Vicksburg

September 19, 2013

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One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. […]

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Casino taking gamble — proposes to move gaming inland in Port City

September 18, 2013

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Talk about your radical ideas. A group is proposing to move the gaming operations of Greenville’s Trop Casino inland, and in its place add a new restaurant and create an outdoor entertainment area that is family-friendly. More surprising still, the proposal is from the casino itself. Trop Casino in Greenville, along with its parent, Las […]

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