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ALAN TURNER — Glenn McCullough taking on the challenge of Mississippi’s economic development

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  This past week, we had the opportunity to meet with Glenn McCullough, the new head of the MDA, to discuss some of his thoughts and perspectives on energizing Mississippi’s economic development effort. A lifelong Mississippian who was born in Tupelo, Glenn is no stranger to either public or private business. After graduating from Tupelo public schools and Mississippi State ...

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MISA Metal Processing locating operations in Forest

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FOREST — MISA Metal Processing Inc., supplier of coils and slit steel to Tier 1 automotive suppliers, is locating a facility in Forest in central Mississippi. Company officials say in a news release that the project is a $9.8 million investment and will initially create 11 jobs. MMP will be a supplier to UNIPRES, a company that produces parts for ...

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McCullough becomes head of Miss. Development Authority

Glenn McCullough takes over as the head of the Mississippi Development Authority Monday, June 8.

By BOBBY HARRISON Glenn McCullough officially begins his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. The former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority chairman already has begun the transition in the weeks since his appointment by Gov. Phil Bryant. “I have been doing work as a volunteer for MDA already,” McCullough said last week. McCullough is replacing Brent ...

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State trade mission to Central Europe

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JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Central Europe on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. MDA officials say in a news release that the trip will include visits with business leaders from Poland and the Czech Republic. Talks will be with prospects in information technology, electrical power systems, ...

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Greg Word named senior vice president of Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

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Greg Word has has been named senior vice president of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. Word will lead the organization’s economic development activities, as well as facilitate the Greater Jackson Alliance, the four-county economic development arm of the parent organization. Word has been with the Mississippi Development Authority the past two years.  Prior to his work with MDA, Word held positions with the ...

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VIP Cinema Seating continues growth in New Albany

By LISA MONTI  Moviegoers want more for their ticket price than a blockbuster drama or comedy. They want gourmet snack food, a superior sound system, high-tech screens and a plush seat like the one back at home in front of their giant TV screen. In other words, they want the whole movie-viewing experience. That’s exactly what Stephen Simons and VIP ...

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Hinds County retreat seeks resort status from state

JACKSON — Providence Hill Farm, a 1,250-acre retreat in northwest Hinds County, has been given approval by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors to seek state status as a resort area. The Mississippi Department of Revenue is responsible for approving resort status for an establishment or area. The process begins with the board of supervisors issuing a resolution in support ...

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Mississippi export summit touts success of international trade

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By JACK WEATHERLY “Had we not gone international, I don’t think we’d be here today,” said Wayne Wade, president of Bio Soil Enhancers Inc. of Hattiesburg. His testimony and Gov. Phil Bryant’s touting the successes of doing business overseas were the highlights of the Governor’s 2015 Export Summit on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Center. Bio Soil nearly went out of business after ...

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Gov. Bryant expects to name new College Board member soon

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JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Bryant says he will act quickly to choose a new member for the state College Board. Glenn McCullough of Tupelo was confirmed to the 12-person board during the recent legislative session, but Bryant announced Thursday that McCullough will become director of the state’s job creation agency, the Mississippi Development Authority. McCullough had been scheduled to start ...

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Mississippian Glenn McCullough Jr. gets nod as new MDA chief

Glenn McCullough takes over as the head of the Mississippi Development Authority Monday, June 8.

By TED CARTER An executive search that never left Mississippi has led to the appointment of Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Speaking to luncheon guests at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting, Gov. Phil Bryant said he kept the search within ...

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