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Golden Triangle economic development model could be emulated across state

On Sept. 14, government and economic development officials in the Golden Triangle unveiled a plan for an economic development cooperative they say will become the model of regionalism in Mississippi. The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority will not officially arrive until October 2014. Until then, the Golden Triangle Development LINK (which was known as the Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK) will handle ...

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Read September 24 issue of MBJ

>> EASTOVER 2.0 New retail development on track for 2014 opening— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>BANKING Mississippi still atop the list of state’s with most unbanked households by Ted Carter >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Golden Triangle economic development model could be copied across state— by Clay Chandler >> AGRICULTURE Isaac’s toll on Mississippi crops far less than ...

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Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak wins Health Link Employer of the Year

WEST POINT — Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak was named Health Link Employer of the Year at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. “Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak has been very supportive of Health Link. They promote wellness among their employees and have continued to provide health benefits for their employees year after year,” said Wally Davis, Health Link vice president. Founded ...

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Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha counties explore partnership

Representatives from the three Golden Triangle counties have formed a steering committee to explore the possibility of forming an umbrella organization charged with spurring economic development in the region. The committee held its first meeting last week, representing the first step toward a partnership among entities that have traditionally carried on a governmental and industrial rivalry. Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman, ...

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Columbus organization working to bring projects to West Point, Clay County

Under a deal struck in April, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will pursue large industrial development for West Point and Clay County. The two entities will also split the revenue from resulting industries. Under the terms of the deal, whose concept was hatched when West Point’s economic development chief left town several months ago, the Link would receive 10 percent of ...

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North Mississippi rail line reopening hits a snag

GREENWOOD — Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert says the reopening of the rail line between Greenwood and West Point has run into a snag. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Tagert told a civil group this week that the state has offered up to $15 million to the project, but Genesee & Wyoming, which owns the 90-mile stretch, has not brought any funding ...

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