Tag Archives: Mississippi Development Authority

MDA: Mississippi businesses invited to business missions to Costa Rica, Panama

April 19, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of Mississippi businesses on a business development mission to San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama from July 14-20, 2013. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi companies looking to expand trade and create new business relationships with opportunities in the two markets. “In recent […]

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Drone Sweet Drone: State hopes to be unmanned aircraft testing site

April 16, 2013

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Mississippi is among 37 states vying to be one of six sites selected by the Federal Aviation Administration for testing of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The testing is a prelude to integrating the remotely controlled aircraft into the nation’s general aviation system. If testing proves successful, the next step will be wide commercial use of the […]

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Delta town No. 2 on list of best small towns

March 28, 2013

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Smithsonian Magazine has named Cleveland, Miss., No. 2 in its list of America’s 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013. “We are very excited about this designation and appreciate the attention it is bringing to Cleveland and the surrounding area,” Cheryl Line, Cleveland-Bolivar County Tourism Director said in a news release. “We hope this […]

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Openings remain for Entrepreneur Academy in Natchez

March 28, 2013

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For anyone who has the dream of opening their own business, or wants to improve their current small business, a few openings are still available for the upcoming Entrepreneur Academy in Natchez. The Entrepreneur Academy is a combined effort among Alcorn State University, Natchez, Inc., and the Mississippi Development Authority. The three-month program begins April […]

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Entry deadline for MDA’s Deck Boat giveaway is Sunday

March 28, 2013

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Are you interested in owning a NauticStar 203 SC Deck Boat? If so, then you have only a three  days remaining to register in the Mississippi Development Authority’s “Find Your True South” sweepstakes. Midnight Sunday is the entry deadline for a chance to win the grand prize of the Amory-built boat. To register for the […]

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BancorpSouth sets up $500 million business loan pool for 2013

March 28, 2013

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Tupelo-based BancorpSouth has earmarked $500 million for loans to businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to locate in our state, as well as for existing businesses looking to expand operations through a loan pool dubbed “Grow Mississippi 2013.” In announcing the initiative, BancorpSouth CEO Dan Rollins said additional funding will be added to the loan pool during […]

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Ashley Furniture adds Verona plant to Mississippi operations

January 23, 2013

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  Ashley Furniture Industries is expanding its manufacturing in Mississippi with the start of operations in a 275,000-square-foot facility in Verona, and will create 60 jobs at the new plant. Ashley Furniture has been in the state for nearly 20 years and has plants in Ecru and Ripley. It will use its new Verona facility, […]

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Marlo Dorsey joining MDA as chief marketing officer

November 16, 2012

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Marlo Dorsey will be joining the Mississippi Development Authority as its chief marketing officer effective Dec. 3. Dorsey comes to MDA from Jones County Junior College (JCJC), where she has served as the college’s vice president of marketing for seven years. In this position, she has managed a team responsible for the college’s publications, websites, and […]

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MDA setting up separate efforts on business retention, global recruiting

October 31, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority is searching for an international business recruiter to head up its global business development. The MDA is creating the position as part of reorganization that severs business retention from international business development, Brent Christensen, MDA executive director, said at a press briefing Monday. “We have to find a way to build […]

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CARTER: As in Mississippi, Florida’s jobs chief Gray Swoope exports jobs

October 25, 2012

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Here’s a question most all home-state business services professionals  eager to get a public contract have ponder: Why is it that a public official tends to think an “expert” is anyone who lives at least one state away? Which brings us to the latest episode of things that Gray Swoope, former executive director of the […]

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