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By Staff Reports | Mar 9, 2019

In a historical announcement Thursday night at the Greater Grenada Partnership annual meeting, Grenada County officially became the 19th county of the Delta Council service area.

This announcement, which was the result of a unanimous bylaws change by the Delta Council Board of Directors and the business and political community of Grenada officially requesting to be part of the Delta Council service area, marks the first time that a county has been added to the Delta Council area.

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By Staff Reports | Mar 8, 2019

The Greater Grenada Partnership held its first annual gala on the evening of March 7th at the Regions Bank to celebrate the successes in economic development, the new partnerships, and Grenada’s future strategic growth. The Region’s Bank was packed to capacity with influencers and community leaders from around the state with nearly three hundred stakeholders in attendance.

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By Staff Reports | Feb 17, 2019

Grenada, Mississippi – The Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) announced that Grenada Sports Complex won the 2018 Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) on February 7, 2019.

The CEDA program is a “Best Practices” program intended to recognize exceptional contributions of communities in the State of Mississippi for the following efforts: business retention & expansion, business recruitment, community development, and community involvement.

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By Staff Reports | Feb 14, 2019

The Grenada Railroad (RailUSA) is making heavy investments in the Grenada Railroad.

GRENADA, MS – February 14, 2019 – The Grenada Railroad, through the North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority, and supported by the Federal Railroad Administration and the State of Mississippi, is moving forward with an extensive railroad track and bridge rehabilitation project on its line running from Southaven, MS, through Senatobia, Batesville, Grenada, Winona and Durant, MS, to Canton, MS.

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By Staff Reports | Feb 12, 2019

The Grenada County Economic Development District has received a $170,400 in Rural Business Development (RBG) grants from the United States Department of Agriculture. The grants will be used to support the growth of small manufacturing operations in Grenada.

Darrell Robinson, the President of the Grenada County Board of Supervisors, said, “Anytime that we as a county can help our industry partners grow, we are going to do our best to do it.”

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By Staff Reports | Jan 28, 2019

The Grenada County Board of Supervisors has received a $50,000 grant from the Mississippi Development Authority's Site Development Grant Program. The grant is to be used to complete the design engineering of an access road from Highway 7 through the Business & Technology Park North.

The proposed access road will enter the park from the north end and will connect with the access road already built on the south end of the park, forming a continuous north/south route through the park along I-55. This... Read More

By Staff Reports | Jan 17, 2019

GGCED Receives Two Community Development Grants

The Grenada County Economic Development District was recently selected to receive two grants for community and economic development marketing. The grants were awarded by Entergy Mississippi and will be used for advertising and promotion of the community and the industrial park.

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By Staff Reports | Jan 11, 2019

The Grenada County Board of Supervisors recently received a $392,665 grant from the Delta Regional Authority for a new economic development expansion project that will be located in the industrial park.

The project will create 50 or more new jobs with an annual salary range of $50,000. DRA funds will be used to build an access road and install new sewer and water lines to serve the facility. The road will serve local business and provide opportunities to attract other industries to the area.

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By Staff Reports | Oct 15, 2018

Recently, the College of Business and Economic Development collaborated with three departments-Economic Development, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Sports Management- in working with the city of Grenada on a sports complex feasibly study. Matthew Harrison, the economic developer from Grenada County, stated that after arriving in Grenada, he discovered a vast array of potential community economic development opportunities.

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By Staff Reports | Mar 27, 2018

Last week, President Trump signed the FY18 omnibus appropriations bill that provides big wins and great opportunities for the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) and for the return of Amtrak's Gulf Coast service. The bill provides significant increases in funding for passenger rail capital and operating programs and includes report language that is supportive of the ongoing work by SRC to support passenger rail projects across the southern coast.

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