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No. 5: Tunica National, Tunica

Matt Cooper believes the main function of a golf course is that golfers have fun. Now in his fourth year as director of marketing for Tunica National Golf & Tennis Club, Cooper was elated when informed Mississippi Business Journal readers voted the golf course as Mississippi’s fifth best. “We are definitely thrilled with being mentioned with the best courses in ...

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German pipe manufacturer breaks ground

TUNICA — A German company broke ground on a $300-million pipe manufacturing plant today in Tunica County, kicking off a development that officials believe will have far-reaching economic benefits. “It’s not only huge for Tunica County, but it’s huge for the entire state of Mississippi, especially the Mississippi Delta,” said Larry Liddell, public information officer for the county. The plant, ...

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GreenTech, really?

Group breaks ground on multi-billion dollar auto plant but needs financing In early October in Tunica, a Chinese businessman made the biggest economic development announcement in Mississippi since Nissan and Toyota, and the ceremony was notable for who wasn’t there more than who was. Gov. Haley Barbour and the executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority were out of the ...

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‘We’ve gone into silent mode’

No one in Tunica has heard from GreenTech since ground-breaking   In early October, Chinese businessman Charles Wang held a ceremony in Tunica announcing plans to build a  $1-billion hybrid vehicle manufacturing facility. GreenTech, Wang’s company, would employ 1,500 people directly and produce as many hybrid vehicles annually as Toyota does, Wang said.  The project’s size and ambition was upstaged ...

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Johnson hired as director of tennis

Tunica National Golf & Tennis has hired a new director of tennis, Michael Johnson. He brings his experience to Tunica National from Chickasaw Country Club, after spending the last 20 years as a teaching pro. Johnson played for Delta State University, was the assistant pro at Memphis Country Club for five years, and has been the tennis pro at Chickasaw ...

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Harrah’s announces new management

Harrah’s Casino Tunica recently hired four sales managers focused on promoting and selling over 65,000 square feet of meeting and convention space at Harrah’s Casino, Horseshoe Casino and Hotel and Sheraton Casino and Hotel in Tunica. Dean Botting, sales manager, Mid-South Meetings by Harrah’s, will service East Tennessee and Georgia. Cody Harrell, sales manager, Mid-South Meetings by Harrah’s, will service ...

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