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MDA director's salary bill passes; sent to governor's desk

JACKSON — Private donors could again boost the salary of Mississippi’s state economic development director, under a plan that House members sent to Gov. Phil Bryant today. The House agreed to changes that the Senate made in House Bill 1349, allowing donations to increase pay to the chief of the Mississippi Development Authority. Right now, law caps the salary at ...

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Senate bill allows MDA chief to be paid with private-sector funds

JACKSON — The Senate has passed a bill to allow the director of the Mississippi Development Authority to be paid with money raised from private entities. The bill does not cap the MDA director’s salary. If the salary exceeds 150 percent of the governor’s salary, only the portion below that amount would be paid with state money. The MDA director ...

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Supervisors want public, private sectors to work together

MADISON COUNTY — Madison County wants public bodies and private businesses to set a course jointly for future economic growth. The Clarion-Ledger reports the current Board of Supervisors is asking the three economic development agencies, five chambers of commerce and four municipalities to bring a list of development priorities to the new board in January. Supervisor John Bell Crosby and ...

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Private sector jobs fueling state's economic recovery

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Job growth in the private sector continues to fuel Mississippi’s slow economic comeback. State labor officials reported today that Mississippi lost 4,000 jobs between May 2010 and last month — mostly due to a drop-off of 11,100 jobs in government. The figures are not adjusted for seasonal factors. Private business added 7,100 jobs. However, the goods-producing sector, ...

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Geospatial technology cluster goes private

JACKSON — The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) reports that management and support of Mississippi’s geospatial technology industry cluster has transitioned from the University of Mississippi to the private sector. The cluster will now operate through a self-managed, self-funded program administered by the newly-formed Magnolia Business Alliance (MBA). The university and the member companies agreed that a solid foundation ...

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