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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 ...

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Expert: Slow economic recovery for Mississippi amid virus

Mississippi can expect a long, slow economic recovery from the shock of job losses and the steep decline in commercial activity tied to the coronavirus pandemic, state economist Darrin Webb told legislators Tuesday. It was basically the same information Webb gave to Ted Carter of the Mississippi Business Journal in an early May interview. » READ MORE: Swift, deep declines ahead ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Economic development Q&A

May is the month of graduations and the month that the week of economic development is recognized nationally and in Mississippi. Graduates who are considering a career in economic development often ask the questions listed below. First, what is economic development? It is the process of increasing the wealth of a community. Some definitions refine it by adding things like, ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Pandemic expected to have an effect on site selection factors

Each year, Area Development magazine publishes the results of its survey of corporate executives regarding their expansion plans and the factors that rank highest in their site selection decisions. In this column, we will look back seven years and compare those site selection factors with those in 2019. We will also speculate about which factors will be most affected by ...

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Mississippi gov forms coronavirus economic recovery group

Mississippi’s governor has formed a commission of private-sector business leaders tasked with making recommendations on how the state can economically recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tate Reeves announced the creation of the Governor’s Commission for Economic Recovery, also called Restart Mississippi, on Tuesday. The 17-member task force is chaired by Joe Sanderson, CEO of the poultry company Sanderson Farms, ...

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COVID-19 not seen as serious setback for Vicksburg’s ‘transformational’ innovation center

SOME DELAY IN PROJECT’S FIRST PHASE EXPECTED   By TED CARTER The emergence of the COVID-19-19 pandemic has so far caused only slight delays for a years-long public-private effort to transform high-tech ideas born in Vicksburg for military and homeland security purposes into job-creating commercial uses. The virus crisis could also create slowdowns or even funding losses of money pledged ...

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Innovation Center backers say pandemic could cause some funding holdups

By TED CARTER A mix of private-sector money, federal new market tax credits, historic preservation tax credits and a hefty contribution from the State of Mississippi make up the bulk of funding for the $22 million technology and innovation center scheduled to open next year in Vicksburg’s former Mississippi Hardware building. The $22 million represents $12 million in a combination ...

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Oxford Chamber announces Leadership class

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2020 class of the Leadership Lafayette.Front row, from left: Natasha  Towner, Renasant Bank; Shanta Bean, North East MS Power Association; Leigh Jurney, North Mississippi Regional Center; Prema Balachandran, University of Mississippi; Emily Kidd, Hunt Marketing; LaKeisha Borum, Medical Marketing Economics; David Grayson, CareMed EMS. Second row: Ellis Bledsoe, ECB Solutions, LLC; Carlos Maury, CoreLogic; Qwadre Clayton, Big Brother Technologies; Erin Payseur Oeth, University of Mississippi; Caitlyn Clegg, Red Window Communications LLC; Emily Echols, The University of ...

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Community Foundation announces Fulcher as successor as president

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi president Tom Pittman will step down from that position on April 1, and the Foundation’s Executive Vice President Keith Fulcher will become president. Pittman has served as president since 2004 and will remain with the organization as president emeritus. Fulcher who joined the Foundation last year previously served at Delta State University for 23 years ...

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