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Hessell finally has 'interim' removed from title at HCDC

GULFPORT — Bill Hessell can drop the interim tag from his job with the Harrison County Development Commission. Hessell started at the HCDC in 2004 as interim director and became interim director again when Director Larry Barnett left for a job in Texas. He took over as full-time director this month. The HCDC is the lead economic development agency for ...

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Barnett leaves HCDC

Larry Barnett has left his position as executive director at Harrison County Development Commission (HCDC) to become president and CEO of the Corporation for Economic Development, Midlothian, Texas. Barnett joined the Harrison County Development Commission in October 2005.

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Barnett leaves HCDC

Larry Barnett has left his position as executive director at Harrison County Development Commission (HCDC) to become president and CEO of the Corporation for Economic Development in Midlothian, Texas. Barnett joined the Harrison County Development Commission in October 2005.

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Harrison County Industrial Park is ‘project ready’

The Global Axis Industrial Park in Harrison County is now certified as “project ready.” More than 600 acres adjacent to the growing U.S. 49 corridor, linking Gulfport to Hattiesburg, have been assessed for environmental, archeological, endangered species and geotechnical issues, among others. Actual improvements to the property will cost approximately $6 million and be finished in phases. Water, sewer, power ...

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Despite economy and oil spill, officials say Coast had a good year in 2010

Economic development activity continues in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties Against the backdrop of a lingering recession, ongoing hurricane recovery and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, economic development continued this year in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. “We have been quite fortunate with our resident industries at Port Bienville and Stennis Airpark,” said Jack Zink, executive director ...

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MEDC elects new officers, directors

The Mississippi Economic Development Council Inc. (MEDC) elected officers and directors at its 2010 Summer Conference in Biloxi. Christy Knapp, Oxford, was elected president; Tom Troxler, president-elect; Barbara Smith, Tupelo, vice president chamber development; Blake Wallace, Jackson, vice president community development; Cliff Brumfield, Brookhaven, vice president economic development; Tim Mood, Ridgeland, secretary-treasurer; and, Larry Barnett, Gulfport, immediate past president. Newly ...

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