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MDA’s Christensen forecasts economic growth momentum continuing in 2015

Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen foresees 2015 being a year when the state builds upon the strengthening economic activity of both the state and the nation in the past year. “As the national economy continues to rebound and strengthen, that momentum will continue to carry over,” Christensen said. “Companies are increasingly seeking new locations to expand as a ...

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MDA awards Site Development Grants to eight communities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority recently awarded eight Site Development Grants to economic development entities throughout the state. The matching grant program is designed to assist nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments in preparing available greenfield sites for industrial development. The program is open to all economic development organizations and units of local government. Grant recipients are ...

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MDA to lead trade delegation to Southeast Asia

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Southeast Asia from Aug. 25-29. MDA officials say in a news release that the trip will include stops in the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. MDA executive director Brent Christensen says opportunities exist in the region for Mississippi businesses in a variety ...

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Tower International expanding operations in Meridian

Special to the MBJ MERIDIAN, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tower International, Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its facility in Meridian. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $15 million and will create 83 jobs. Tower International is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies for small ...

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MDA to lead business delegation to Israel

JACKSON — Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Israel in the fall. The Sept. 14-19 trip will focus on aerospace, defense and related industries and will include participation in the 5th Annual Israel Unmanned Systems 2014. MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen said in a news release yesterday ...

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TanTec Leather to locate tannery operations in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec announce the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs. German-owned TanTec is recognized by the world’s top footwear brands as a supplier of ...

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Seminar focused on trading in the Philippines to be offered next month

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce will present a seminar titled Exploring Business Opportunities in the Philippines April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the Collaboratory at the MS e-Center at Jackson State University, located at 1230 Raymond Road in Jackson. Mississippi businesses ...

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State to lead delegation to Canadian conference

JACKSON — The state of Mississippi will lead a delegation of business leaders and economic development professionals at the 7th Annual Southeastern U.S.-Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference. The event will be held May 4-6 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. Mississippi businesses, economic developers, local officials and university representatives are invited to join the delegation at the event. The ...

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MDA to lead international trade mission to Central America

JACKSON — Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Central America from June 9-13. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses that want to expand trade and create new business relationships with qualified buyers. The mission includes stops in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. “This trade mission ...

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