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Study looks at economic impact of saltwater angling

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) and NOAA are surveying saltwater anglers across the Gulf of Mexico to update and improve estimates of the overall economic contributions of saltwater recreational fishing to the Gulf and U.S. economy. This study is part of the 2011 National Marine Recreational Fishing Expenditure Survey. NOAA, GSMFC and the saltwater ...

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Study: Viking Classic has $22M impact on state

MADISON — Researchers at Mississippi State University have determined the Magnolia State’s only PGA Tour event, the Viking Classic, has an impact on the Mississippi economy in gross output or sales of approximately $22 million. Commissioned by the Mississippi Development Authority, the study surveyed about 2,500 attendees at the Sept. 27-Oct. 3 tournament at Annandale Golf Club in Madison. The ...

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Report: Air base has $287M impact on community

COLUMBUS — A new economic impact report shows the Columbus Air Force Base’s payroll and annual expenditures pumped $287 million in the local economy in 2009. Maj. Jennifer Varga, commander of the 14th comptroller squadron, says the report shows the base contributed an average of $780,000 per day to the region. The report was compiled by Varga’s office. About $127 ...

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Analysts see limited impact of oil spill beyond Gulf

WASHINGTON — The BP oil spill has hammered the fishing and tourism industries along the Gulf of Mexico. But it appears the economic damage to the rest of the United States will be limited. Analysts say the spill will reduce economic growth by only about one-half of 1 percentage point this quarter, and even less during the second half of ...

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Keesler puts impact at $1.1B-plus

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base’s total economic impact for fiscal year 2009 has been calculated at more than $1.1 billion. The figure was finalized as base officials completed the annual process of data assimilation and validation. “We’re proud that Keesler continues to have a significant positive impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s economy,” said Brig. Gen. Ian Dickinson, commander, ...

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EIGS releases economic impact numbers

OXFORD — The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) has released the economic impact data for Mississippi’s geospatial technology industry cluster for 2009. The cluster has experienced solid growth across the categories of employment, average annual salary, and revenues, including a 14 percent growth of jobs from last year. “Mississippi is home to one of the nation’s largest and most ...

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