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MBJ: Indiana’s take on Mississippi manufacturing is self serving, at best

June 18, 2013

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Indiana has employed a scorched earth economic development strategy of degrading the manufacturing and logistical capabilities of its Midwestern neighbors and Southern competitors such as Mississippi. While generously pointing out all the shortcomings of others the Hoosier State goes up against in the economic development arena, the study sponsored by Conexus Indiana — the state’s […]

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Good Jobs First calls Pickering’s statement on Nissan subsidies ‘false and misleading’

June 10, 2013

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A Response to Stacey Pickering We were surprised to read Stacey Pickering’s attack on our report about the $1.3 billion in subsidies made available to Nissan in connection with its assembly operations in Mississippi. The surprise was both at who wrote the article and what it said. Why is the Mississippi State Auditor responding to […]

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UPDATED: CertainTeed Ceilings putting $24M in Meridian plant restart

June 3, 2013

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MERIDIAN –In yet another sign that the building sector is coming back, CertainTeed Ceilings is restarting its manufacturing operations here after shutting down in 2009, making a $24 million investment in updating a plant that will eventually put more than 100 people to work in the next three years. Production is expected to resume during […]

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Main Street Association, tourism professionals take Heritage Highway roadtrip

May 23, 2013

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Representatives from Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) and Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Division of Tourism, recently traveled along Mississippi Highway 82 as part of a regional tourism initiative to celebrate its designation as the state’s first Heritage Highway. MMSA and MDA Tourism representatives explored the towns and cities of Columbus, Eupora, Greenville, Greenwood, Indianola, Kilmichael, […]

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MDA: Energy legislation press conference canceled

May 20, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority says Tuesday’s scheduled press briefing regarding recently-enacted energy legislation has been postponed until next month. Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives from the MDA, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Mississippi Energy Institute and Natchez Inc. were to hold the briefing and Q&A session at the Woolfolk State Office building tomorrow. When contacted, the MDA […]

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Save the date: GE Aviation opens doors at Ellisville plant

April 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority says GE Aviation will officially open for business in Mississippi next week. The aviation giant will open its new Ellisville facility at 135 Technology Boulevard on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The 340,000-square-foot facility will manufacture new aviation composite components. GE Aviation has committed to hiring 250 employees and investing more than $50 […]

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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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