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Regional director criticizes Mississippi economic agency

A regional economic development director is criticizing the Mississippi agency that seeks to bring jobs to the state. Joe Max Higgins is chief executive officer of Golden Triangle Development LINK, based in Columbus. He told The Commercial Dispatch that he believes Mississippi Development Authority leaders have a combative relationship with local and regional development groups. Higgins said MDA director Glenn McCullough tries ...

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Madison County Young Professionals Spring Forum

The Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) recently hosted the Madison County Young Professionals (MCYP) Spring Forum in the Murano Room at Nissan North America in Canton.  Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director, Glenn McCullough, was the keynote speaker.  115 MCYPs attended the peer-to-peer networking and professional development event.  Pictured are, from left, Lisa Robin, MCYP Secretary/Treasurer; Sarah Beth Wilson, ...

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Avectus Healthcare Solutions opens expanded operations in Corinth

Celebrating more than two years of renovations and the addition of more than 180 jobs, Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Avectus Healthcare Solutions cut the ribbon for the company’s completed expansion in Corinth, Miss. In 2014, Avectus Healthcare Solutions announced it would expand into the former Chadco building in Corinth to accommodate an increase in business. The expansion created ...

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Biewer Lumber opens for business in Newton

  Biewer Lumber’s officially opened its $85 million state-of-the-art sawmill in Newton on Tuesday. St. Clair, Mich.-based Biewer will employ about 125 at its Newton mill, which received $5 million in grants and loans from the state for site preparation and rail and road improvements. Additionally the city of Newton and Newton County each gave  about $268,000 as matches for the ...

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GLENN McCULLOUGH — Powering Mississippi’s economy

Mississippi’s abundance and wide array of energy resources means we pay less than the national average for residential, commercial and industrial electricity. At the same time, Mississippi’s renewable energy resources are putting our people to work, processing the raw materials and restoring the forestland. Mississippi’s 19.8 million acres of forestland fuels a thriving forest product industry, generating a $12.3 billion ...

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3 join Main Street board

Three new members have been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Ed Gardner, Jr., Director of Business and Economic Development of Entergy in Jackson and Keith A. Williams, Mississippi Regional President of Hancock Bank in Gulfport have both been elected to the state board. Also, Jennifer Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership ...

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Mississippi public universities partner with business groups to launch MBEN

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Glenn Boyce has announced the launch of the Mississippi Business Engagement Network, an initiative to connect business and industry to the wealth of university assets housed within Mississippi Public Universities. The initiative has a website, msben.com, to facilitate these connections. “The Mississippi Business Engagement Network serves as a way for business leaders, economic developers and site selectors to ...

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SELLING MISSISSIPPI — Weaver’s task at MDA is to make sure state is marketed

By LISA MONTI  amela Weaver started the new year in a new job, as chief marketing officer for the Mississippi Development Authority, the state’s top economic development agency. She spent the previous eight years as communications director for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office. “We did everything from elections to forestry,” she said. Weaver expects her job at MDA, with ...

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MDA names Pam Weaver as its new chief marketing officer

Pamela Weaver has been tapped by Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., to serve as chief marketing officer for the state’s lead economic development agency. Weaver replaces Marlo Dorsey, who resigned in November “to pursue other private sector opportunities.” “Pamela is a dynamic leader, and she will be a tremendous asset to our team,” said McCullough. “Successful economic ...

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