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Bogus busting boost

Years ago when Jay Moon served as deputy director of the Mississippi Development Authority, he often accompanied Mississippi manufacturers on trade missions to foreign countries. These goods-makers would drop in on establishments there to check on how their products were being handled and marketed. Many times manufacturers were shocked at what they found. “Manufacturer would often see their products in ...

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Who should lead the MDA?

Speculation is rampant. Who is going to replace Gray Swoope as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) on an interim basis, and who might the next governor chose as a permanent replacement? The Mississippi Business Journal recently conducted an informal survey of approximately a half-dozen Mississippi economic developers, and asked them who they saw as solid prospects for ...

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Self-employment assistance bill dies at deadline

A bill that had significant support from some of the state’s most influential business groups was among the casualties of last week’s committee deadline. Senate Bill 2770 would have made those who are unemployed and who are in the process of starting a small business eligible to continue receiving unemployment benefits. It died in the House Labor Committee after clearing ...

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Moon elected chairman

The nominating committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, president and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, as chairman of its board of directors. Moon has more than 25 years of successful economic development experience. He served as the deputy director and director for international development with the Mississippi Development Authority. Moon ...

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Moon elected IEDC officer

The nominating committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Mississippi Manufacturers Association president and CEO Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, as secretary/treasurer of its board of directors. Moon will serve a one-year term in his new role beginning in Jan. 2010. Moon has more than 25 years of successful economic development experience. He previously served as the ...

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