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Merger economics

Negative impact to towns might be bigger than economic impact on state budget For the CEO of Columbus Lowndes Development Link, the economic development organization for that region, the success of Mississippi University for Women is vital. “That’s a $20-million payroll and 114 acres in the middle of my city,” said Joe Max Higgins, CEO of the Link. “I walk ...

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University Merger Plan

‘I’m not the first person who ever thought of combining the W with Mississippi State’ Barbour’s plan to reduce state universities to 5 meets expected challenges During Gov. Haley Barbour’s press conference last week in which he unveiled his budget recommendation for fiscal year 2011 a reporter asked him how he came to the conclusion that merging some of the ...

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