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Back on track: Rescued from oblivion, Grenada Railroad delivers vital opportunity.
April 5, 2021 - The history-rich Grenada Railroad has long been known for one dramatic rescue: On an April night in 1900, it was on its tracks that rail engineer Casey Jones became a legend for his heroism saving the lives of his passengers when his train speeded toward a deadly collision outside Vaughn, Mississippi. ...
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Guaranty Bank Breaks Ground
October 6, 2020 - Property that was considered useless for years along the City of Grenada’s main thoroughfare has slowly transformed before the eyes of passing motorists over the last year. Today, that property located near the intersection of South Street and Sunset Drive (Highway 8) has been cleared to reveal a business...
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$6.22 Million Grant for Grenada Railroad
October 6, 2020 - WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today announced the award of a $6,221,020 grant to Grenada Railroad, LLC., to complete the final phase of a project to refurbish a rail line between Canton, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn. Wicker and Hyde-Smith, strong supporters of the Grenada...
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Project Manager hired
May 26, 2020 - The Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of a project manager that will be focused on community economic development. Mrs. Allyson Coleman, a native of Grenada, brings several years of experience in project management with a focus on product development, communications, marketing, operations management, negotiation...
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Managing Director Hired
May 26, 2020 - The Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of a managing director to oversee the daily operations of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Damon Tipton, a native of Grenada, brings over 15 years of executive management experience in strategic planning, finance, administration, communications, and relationship management in...
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Millions Invested in Grenada Expansion
January 30, 2020 - (By Joe Lee III) A local manufacturing industry is planning an expansion for the New Year that could ultimately produce a significant number of new jobs and capital investment for the Grenada area.       Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) has announced that the company has leased an 84,000 square...
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Entergy Grant Awarded for New GGP Brand
January 29, 2020 - Grenada, Mississippi— The Greater Grenada Partnership will receive $2,500 from Entergy Mississippi to develop the new entity’s brand. The grant will also help establish a website design as the foundation for creating a responsive digital platform to provide information and analysis to site selectors, businesses and developers interested...
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Grenada Chosen for 2018 MEDC Community Development Award
November 18, 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...
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U.S. Department of Commerce invest in infrastructure improvements
September 9, 2019 - WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $656,231 grant to the Grenada County Board of Supervisors, Grenada, Mississippi, to make infrastructure improvements needed to help businesses expand within Grenada County's Business and Technology Park. The EDA grant, to be...
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Historic Milestone: Grenada Joins the Delta Council in Regional Economic Development
March 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...
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