Tag Archives: Mississippi Development Authority

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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Clinton losing ADP as company shifts up to 100 jobs to Georgia

September 14, 2012

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Automatic Data Processing, a business-outsourcing provider more commonly known as ADP, is shutting down in Clinton and moving its approximately 100 jobs to Augusta, Ga. New Jersey-based ADP has not responded to phone calls over the last couple of days but a spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority confirmed the company’s departure from the WorldCom […]

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Metso adding jobs in Clarksdale; mattress maker opening plant in Belmont

September 10, 2012

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Conveyor component maker Metso is initiating a $4 million expansion that will add 30 to 50 workers to its 62-member workforce at the company’s Clarksdale plant, the Mississippi Development Authority said Monday. The announcement follows a notice Friday from the MDA that 200 jobs are expected to be created through sleep products manufacturer Comfort Revolution’s […]

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Beds, breakfast and business

August 29, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority’s 2012 development workshop for the Mississippi bed & breakfast industry (B&B’s) kicked off last week with meetings in Columbus, Clarksdale and at Jackson’s popular Fairview Inn. MDA representative Joy Foy says the program hopes to grow the industry and is in its third year thanks to a partnership between MDA, the […]

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Reshoring Success: AirGuide moving manufacturing from Mexico to Clarksdale

August 14, 2012

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A Florida company’s decision to relocate part of its manufacturing operation from Mexico to Clarksdale gives Mississippi a win in a national “reshoring” effort by which states hope to persuade U.S. manufacturers to bring some or all of their operations home. HVAC equipment manufacturer AirGuide of Hialeah, Fla., is moving its manufacturing operations from Mexico […]

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