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Gumm earns honor

Jay Paul Gumm, executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership (EDP), received an award for leadership in economic development at the Mississippi Economic Development Council’s Winter Conference. Gumm, who just completed his first year with the EDP, won the Jimmy and Ray Heidel Leadership Award. Jimmy Heidel, for whom the award is named, presented the award. Heidel spent ...

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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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