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Spring 2020
The Enterprise of Mississippi Newsletter
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COVID-19 Announcements 
We are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. The Enterprise of Mississippi is here to serve you and provide updates during this unprecedented time. Please do not hestiate to reach Lara at 769-610-1795 or email L.Bowman@TheEnterpriseMS.com.

Below are links to folders of information and resources. The first link is a shared folder for Business and Industry, which includes Mississippi announcements and documents and all information related to the CARES Act. The second link is a fluid document of local requests we have received from the community seeking assistance. 
 
COVID-19 Shared Folder of Resources
Community Requests
The Enterprise to Participate in
TVA Community Livabilty Intiative 
The Enterprise of Mississippi was selected to participate in TVA Economic Development, Community Livabilty Intiative.The goal of this program is to increase the likelihood that the participating communities will be viewed as inviting and vibrant by companies and talent seeking locations.

Participating communities will:
  • Identify and catalog their livability assets using an RFI document provided by Newmark Knight Frank (NKF)
  • Pitch their livability story to NKF consultants and TVA ED staff at a Community Livability Showcase
  • Receive livability pitch feedback, participation recognition and an invitation to a special Community Livability workshop led by NKF consultant
The Enterprise looks forward to gathering information and presenting to TVA in the summer of 2020 to learn how we can better promote the assets of our communities to attract business and industry.
2019 Annual Report
To view an interactive version of this report, click HERE and hover on images for links and articles about each item highlighted.
Workforce Committee Online Meeting
The Enterprise of Mississippi was scheduled to host a luncheon for workforce partners on Wednesday, March 25, to discuss workforce initatives and implementation of programs.
The meeting was moved online allowing for participants to connect virtually or through their phone.

Terry Treadaway from Three Rives Planning and Development District and Mille Hogue from the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services both presented to participants about their available resources. You can view their presentation materials HERE. Holmes Community College personnel gave updates on workforce development classses and the Smart Start program. All classes are currently on hold. 
New Property Listing Tool Added on Website
The Enterprise of Mississippi has a new tool available on its website. The tool lists all current industrial properties available in the region, but will also allow The Enterprise to add commercial and retail property listings available in the coming weeks. In addition the tool offers two other valuable services. Under the companies tab, you can obtain business listings for each county or town and the communities tab offers real-time deomographic data for the region, county or town. We hope this tool can aide you in local searches of the area.
MDA Site Development Grants
The Red Hills Ecoplex and Eupora Industrial Park were receiptents of MDA Site Development Grants. A ready site application was submitted for both industrial properties. The ready site application requires a minimum of 20 acres, site-work ready within six months, with utilities capable of being on-site in twelve (12) months. The grant requires a 100% direct local match. The maximum amount available to a community on a ready site grant is $50,000.

The Red Hills Ecoplex is receiving a $50,000 grant with the match ($50,000) being provided by the Choctaw County Economic Development District. The funding will be used on a 30 acre site at the Ecoplex to correct drainage issues and begin grading the site. 

The Eupora Industrial Park is receiving a $15,000 grant with the match ($15,000) being provided by the City of Eupora. This grant will be used to complete the Industial Access Road being installed on the western portion of the park. The City has received multiple sources of fudning for the Industrial Access Road. This is the second MDA Site Development grant received by the City of Eupora. 

The Enterprise will be working with both local entities to begin implementing the proposed projects in 2020. 
 

Platinum Level Supporters of The Enterprise:

Mississippi Lignite Mining Company 

Silver Level Supporters of The Enterprise 

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P.O. Box 327
EuporaMS  39744
 
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