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MDA says it will meet HUD's requirement for jobs at port

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Development Authority intends for 51 percent of new jobs at the state port to be filled by low- to moderate-income residents. But the agency never said current jobs would meet that goal. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has raised concerns over job numbers. The Sun Herald reports MDA secured $570 million in HUD ...

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Governor, MDA director headed to Paris Air Show

JACKSON — A group including Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Development Authority director Brent Christensen will attend next week’s Paris Air Show. MDA will send a five other people besides Christensen. Agency spokeswoman Marlo Dorsey says they will man a booth showcasing Mississippi. She says the state’s delegation has meetings scheduled with dozens of high-ranking executives to discuss possibilities to ...

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Governor, MDA leading mission trips to Brazil, Chile

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Sept. 9-13. MDA will also host a preceding business development mission to Chile from Sept. 5-7. The trips are designed to connect Mississippi companies that want to ...

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Corps asked to conduct study on proposed port channel

GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of a 47-foot-deep ship channel in Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the corps will take public comment on the proposed study at a meeting May 21 in Gulfport. The port’s request to deepen the 20-mile ship channel would modify a corps study ...

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Senator 'encourages' FDA administrator to start catfish inspections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has encouraged the head of the Food and Drug Administration to work with her federal counterparts to implement a catfish inspection program that ensures foreign imports are safe for consumers. Cochran addressed the catfish inspection issue, as well as impending menu nutrition labeling regulations, during a Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to ...

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Sentencing rescheduled for man in Russian poultry case

GULFPORT — A plea hearing has been rescheduled for a man indicted in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. set a new plea date of May 20 for Terry White. White is one of three men indicted in 2012 on charges of ...

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MUW launching new global commerce master's degree

COLUMBUS — This summer Mississippi University for Women will launch its master of science in global commerce program, which will be delivered completely online. Its purpose is to prepare graduates to manage global business operations to the benefit and competitive advantage of companies across the region. Dr. Scott Tollison, dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies, said this ...

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Cochran supporting Commerce's decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce had completed its latest antidumping ...

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Lawmakers want river dredged to handle cargo ships

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers should dredge the Mississippi River deep enough to handle the huge cargo ships expected to use the Panama Canal once its expansion is completed next year, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond say. The Louisiana Democrats have submitted bills to authorize dredging the river to a minimum depth of ...

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Senator backs bill aimed at streamlining natural gas exports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is co-sponsoring legislation to broaden natural gas exports to U.S. allies in order to advance American national security interests. The Expedited LNG for American Allies Act of 2013 (S.192) would require the secretary of energy to allow approve exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), to NATO allies and Japan, ...

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