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County worried about impact of Justice Department report on ESS

ELLISVILLE — The Economic Development Authority of Jones County lists Ellisville State School as the county’s third largest employer.With more than 1,500 on its employment roster, the Ellisville-based health care facility falls behind only Howard Industries and South Central Regional Medical Center as the county’s top employer. Ellisville Mayor Tim Waldrup said Ellisville State School has played a vital role ...

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Main Street turns attention to blighted properties

GULFPORT — Now that downtown historic storefronts have been renovated, drawing new tenants and customers, Gulfport’s Main Street director is turning her attention to vacant lots potentially contaminated by petroleum or hazardous chemicals. The city wants to identify and assess contaminated properties that can be returned to productivity, generating jobs and tax revenue. Lisa Bradley, executive director of Gulfport Main ...

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Alliance: Industrial park paid for, awaits tenants

BROOKHAVEN — For three years, Linbrook Business Park has been the scene of continuous tree-clearing, earth-moving, hole-drilling, road-grading, general destruction and precise construction. It’s also been consuming tens of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars throughout that time. Now the big machines are gone, the work is all done and elected leaders wrote the last checks in mid-August. Brookhaven’s and Lincoln County’s ...

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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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More than 1,000 expected for MEC Hobnob

    Politics, predictions and political humor are on the menu at the Mississippi Economic Council’s eighth-annual Hobnob Mississippi on Wednesday at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson.   Gov. Haley Barbour and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant will highlight the lineup of Mississippi’s statewide elected officials scheduled to speak at the event. Writing duo Jere Nash and Andy ...

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MEDC elects officers, directors

The Mississippi Economic Development Council Inc. (MEDC) elected officers and directors at its 2009 Summer Conference in Biloxi. Officers elected to serve Oct. 1, 2009-Sept. 30, 2010, are: Larry S. Barnett, Gulfport, president; Christy Knapp, Oxford, president-elect; Barbara Smith, Tupelo, vice president chamber development; Blake Wallace, Jackson, vice president community development; Tom Troxler, Brandon, vice president economic development; Dianne Carson, ...

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