Tag Archives: Economic Development

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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Outlets of Mississippi to host two-day job fair

September 3, 2013

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More than 55 Outlets of Mississippi retailers will be on hand to interview potential store employees when the new shopping destination hosts a two-day job fair Oct. 5-6. Interested candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes to pass on to outlet retailers in attendance. Participating retailers include: · Adidas · Aeropostale · American Eagle […]

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Outlets of Mississippi reveals tenant line-up with addition of 19 newly-announced brands

August 15, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Outlets of Mississippi, a 325,000 square foot outlet shopping destination that will celebrate its grand opening beginning November 14, is announcing a collection of 19 additional merchants that have joined its tenant roster, the Mississippi Business Journal first reported Thursday. “As we near the completion of construction, we are delighted to welcome […]

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Panelists announced for governor’s health care summit

July 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit has announced panelists for the morning sessions of the event, with over 300 attendees registered so far. Governor Phil Bryant will host the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit Thursday, August 15 at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event, which will focus on the objectives […]

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Mississippi Main Street announces 2013 award winners

June 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 24th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson. The presentation of awards was made by MMSA Executive Director Bob Wilson and 2013-2014 Board President Joey Hudnall. “This year’s award winners reflect the commitment of many individuals and groups […]

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Report: Mississippi manufacturing hindered by state’s poor educational levels of workforce

June 18, 2013

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As first reported by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Mississippi’s manufacturing sector is being held back by its dismal record of educational achievement as the state received average grades for manufacturing and logistics, says a new report from Ball State University. » Read the Mississippi Business Journal’s opinion on this report The 2013 Manufacturing and […]

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