Home » Tag Archives: economic development

Tag Archives: economic development

Latoya Cutts named leader of Jackson Redevelopment Authority

Latoya Cutts, the former downtown manager and head of development for Albany, Georgia, has been named as the new executive director for the Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA). Cutts selection comes following a national search which included interview participation by members of the community and City of Jackson officials, said JRA Vice Chairman Alex Lawson, Jr., who led the process. “We ...

Read More »

Container plant in Batesville reopens line, adds 60 jobs

Crown Cork and Seal is reopening a manufacturing line at its Batesville facility to support an increase in demand. The project will create 60 jobs, hiring for which is underway, according to a release from the Mississippi Development Authority. Crown is a supplier of beverage, food and aerosol packaging, metal closures and specialty packaging products. The company’s Batesville facility has ...

Read More »

Patels unveil $40 million mixed-use project across from their new Fondren hotel

By JACK WEATHERLY It’s as if Chico Patel were trying to upstage himself. Patel, co-founder of the Wealth Hospitality Group, formerly Heritage Hospitality Group, revealed a plan this week for Fondren Landing, a $40 million to $42 million condominium/apartment and retail project. In the same conversation, Patel said the Homewood Suites hotel will open July 27. The 125-room hotel is ...

Read More »

State tourism, CVBs respond to pandemic

By LYNN LOFTON Tourism is a major economic factor in Mississippi.  So, how in the age of COVID-19 are convention and visitors bureaus around the state faring? Tupelo, Ridgeland, Jackson and the Gulf Coast are among the state’s CVBs that are back in business while following CDC guidelines. “Tupelo’s tourism industry has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and we continue ...

Read More »

Anderson named to Bacot McCarty Foundation position

Courtney Anderson has been named the Development Director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast based Bacot McCarty Foundation. Courtney is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received a bachelor degree in Journalism and Hospitality Management. A lifelong resident of Gulfport, Courtney previously served as the Gulf Coast Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. She is a ...

Read More »

Leadership Gulf Coast announces 2020-2021 board of directors

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced the 2020-2021 Board of Trustees for its Leadership Gulf Coast (LGC) program. Kris Norton, of IP Casino Resort & Spa, will lead the Board of Trustees as its chair, with Andrew Ratcliffe of 1108th TASMG, serving as chair-elect. Also serving on the board are: Mark Alexander, Balch and Bingham, PLLC ...

Read More »

Calgon Carbon investing $185 million, adding 38 jobs in Hancock County

Calgon Carbon, manufacturer of activated carbon products, is increasing production capacity at Port Bienville in Hancock County. The project represents a corporate investment of $185 million and is creating 38 jobs.  “Aptly positioned on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Calgon Carbon’s innovative products help industries and communities clean their air and water to protect our precious natural resources,” Gov. Tate Reeves ...

Read More »

Grocery wholesaler to invest $300 million, create 79 jobs in Hernando

Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. plans to expand and consolidate in DeSoto County by constructing a new facility in Hernando. The project will bring over $300 million in investment, retain the existing 511 employees, and create 79 jobs. AWG is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independent supermarkets, serving more than 1,100 companies at more than 3,000 locations throughout 28 states, according ...

Read More »

Galloway joins Stone County Economic Development Partnership Chamber Division

Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP) – Chamber Division, a leader in supporting and developing local businesses, headquartered in Wiggins, recently announced the addition of Shyra Galloway as Chamber Division Administrator. Galloway will be responsible for coordinating and executing small business programs, projects and serve as Chair of the Stone County Chamber Task Force. Galloway will also take lead in ...

Read More »