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New CVB targets trash, blighted property to boost tourism

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Members of the new Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau are developing a vision and plan to increase tourism, starting in part by cleaning up South Mississippi. John McFarland, Tourism Partnership chairman, says a report presented by members of the Gulf Coast Regional Tourism Partnership showed the No. 1 negative perception of tourists is the ...

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Film: Mississippi’s new multi-million dollar industry?

All over the state, Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure is getting a boost:  The Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive just got a 5 percent increase, a new Tupelo production facility is open for business,  Canton has a new purpose-built stage and a Gulf Coast Film Office is forming. The state Film Office and local producers believe Mississippi is now in the position ...

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Changes coming for Coast tourism

Personnel changes and the possibility of structural changes at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau are raising questions about the future of area tourism. The Harrison County Tourism Commission, governing board of the CVB, did not renew the contract of Richard Forester, CVB executive director. There are also efforts led by the Gulf Coast Business Council to create ...

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