Links to members are listed in the Member Directory.
MDA Global Business Division’s 2013 Trade Show & Special Events Schedule
Young in the Profession Workshop Presentations
"Becoming a Better You - Professionally" - Todd Jorgenson
"Low-Cost High Tech" - Greg Word
"Educational Opportunities for Career Advancement" - Chad Miller
"Young Professionals of Mississippi" - Fredie Carmichael
2012 MEDC Regional Chamber Workshop Notes
"Help is on the Way... for your Chamber!"
ActionCOACH Scott Hamilton has shared all of his files in Dropbox. Click here to view and download them.
The ACCE videos “The Value of Chambers” are well worth making available to your membership on your website. To view them and see instructions for embedding them on your website, click here.
Cash Mobs – Debbie Brangenburg, Director of Downtown Tupelo Main Street, held Mississippi’s first Cash Mob recently. For more information on what a Cash Mob is, click here to see CNN’s report on “'Cash mobs' help boost small biz”.
Visit Mississipp's new "Find Your True South" website. Order your official Tour Guide, and then scroll to the bottom of the website and "Like" it. In addition to finding your True South, you can also click here to find your blues name!
Mississippi Development Authority - Mississippi's state agency for economic development - www.mississippi.org - 601.359.3449
Resources for economic development offices:
Sample Job Description: Economic Development and Port Director, Chamber of Commerce and Growth and Development Foundation, Inc.
Resources for Chambers of Commerce:
ACCE Salary & Benefits Survey for Chamber Professionals 2011 Edition: At page 59, the Position Description Samples section contains one to three sample job descriptions for positions within chambers, from President/CEO (6) to Information Specialist (2). It also contains Employee Contract samples.
Additional Job Descriptions: Executive Director, Tourism Director, Main Street Manager, Marketing Manager, Office Manager/Event Coordinator
Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants.
U. S. Economic Development Administration funding through the Recovery Act.
For assistance in Mississippi, contact your regional Planning & Development District:
Central MS PDD, Clarke Holmes - 601.981.1511
East Central PDD, Bill Richardson - 601.683.2007
Golden Triangle PDD, Rudy Johnson - 662.324.7860
North Central PDD, Robert Berry, Jr. - 662.283.2675
North Delta PDD, Glenn Brown - 662.561.4100
Northeast MS PDD, Sharon Gardner - 662.378.3831
South Delta PDD, Billy Haney - 662.378.3831
Southern MS PDD, Les Newcomb - 228.868.2311
Southwest MS PDD, Wirt Peterson - 601.446.6044
Three Rivers PDD, Randy Kelley - 662.489.2415
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency - Environmental programs association with the Recovery Act
Mississippi Department of Transportation – List of Projects
Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) press release
Use of Public Incentive Finance in Retail Developments
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Mississippi Council on Economic Education
Keep up with opportunities for teachers in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to learn how to teach economic and financial literacy.
Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport
Southern Growth Policies Board resource page
Appalachian Regional Commission's online resource center
MS Main Street Resource Links
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
Employment data for all 82 counties
Working Your Way Back Home Program
TVA Online Resource Center
U. S. Government Agencies Index
USDA Economic Research Data
Quick Census Data
Local Data - Podunk
Industrial Outreach Service - Mississippi State University
Manufacturing, technical and business planning support to business and industry
University of Southern Mississippi - Dept. of Economic and Workforce Development.
Get a Masters or PhD in Economic or Workforce Development – designed for working professionals
University of Southern Mississippi - Economic Development Resource Center.
Economic, fiscal, retail and workforce analysis for local communities –
Downtown Research and Development Center -
Twice-monthly E-newsletter, expert monthly commentary on downtown development, links, information on highly-focused books, newsletters, and other resources of interest to the downtown development, economic development and community development community
Speakers for Annual Banquets
The MEDC membership was asked for recommendations of speakers for annual banquets. Their responses are listed on this page.
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