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County hoping new website helps spur economic development

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — A new Oktibbeha County website developed by a Mississippi State University research center will better connect citizens with their county government, and also serve as a “business card” for local economic development efforts. The university center’s director said the project “is the beginning of a new way for Oktibbeha County to work. “It connects citizens with their ...

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Magazine awards Silver Shovel to MDA for job creation

JACKSON — Area Development magazine, an economic development publication covering site selection and facility planning, has awarded Mississippi a 2012 Silver Shovel Award. Now in their seventh year, Area Development’s annual Shovel Awards recognize state economic development agencies that drive significant job creation through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, processes and promotions that attract new businesses and investments in new and ...

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White House: Stimulus more effective than advertised

WASHINGTON — The White House asserted yesterday that the $862-billion stimulus law has been even better for the economically-struggling United States than previously advertised. Updating its estimate of the impact the controversial new law has had, the White House now projects that the vast spending act has created or saved between 2.5 million and 3.6 million jobs. That’s up from ...

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Bynum meets with President Obama

JACKSON — Bill Bynum, CEO of ECD/HOPE (Enterprise Corporation of the Delta/Hope Community Credit Union), recently participated in a meeting with President Barak Obama to identify innovative ways to boost lending to small businesses and move the economy forward. Bynum joined a select group of 12 leaders from other community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and community banks from across the ...

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