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Lowndes County Schools Leads Job Training Effort

Feb 15, 2018 - Lowndes County, MS
Life after high school for many students may not lead to a college degree. Lowndes County administrators understand that. Now,…

Hancock County joins workforce development initiative

Jan 26, 2018 - Hancock County joins workforce development initiative
Hancock County is participating in a comprehensive workforce program to develop a “pipeline” of skilled workers who meet the needs…

University of Alabama launches program for economic development execs

Jan 25, 2018 - The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Alabama is leading a multi-university program for economic development leaders. The university is joined by Clemson University, the…


Jan 12, 2018 - MSU Office of Research
Economic development is a team sport. It takes lots of partners pulling together and bringing all resources to bear to…

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants Mississippi Coding Academies $1 Million to Expand in Jackson

Dec 19, 2017 - Mississippi Coding Academies
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded Innovate Mississippi a three-year, $1 million grant to assist the newly formed Mississippi Coding…

Please help us welcome the new Tate County Ecomonic Development Executive Director, J. Britt Herrin

Dec 12, 2017 - Tate County, MS
After an extensive search, J. Britt Herrin, EDFP, PCED, has been selected to lead the Tate County Economic Development Foundation…

New director hired for Economic Development

Dec 9, 2017 - Grenada County, MS
The Grenada County Economic Development District has named Matthew Harrison as its new executive director. Harrison takes over the position…

The man brought on to rebuild DMR is leaving. Here’s where he’s going.

Dec 7, 2017 - Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Executive Director Jamie Miller, who was picked to rebuild trust in the scandal-ridden agency, is…

Governor Bryant appoints executive director for Department of Marine Resources

Dec 6, 2017 - Jackson, MS
Governor Phil Bryant has announced that he has appointed Brig. Gen. Joe Spraggins as the executive director of the Mississippi…

Natalia Diaz recognized with Marsha N. Hamilton Spirit Award

Nov 30, 2017 - Jackson County, MS
Natalia Diaz was recently presented the Marsha N. Hamilton Spirit Award by Gov. Phil Bryant during the Excellence in Exporting…

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