The 2012/2013 Class of Leadership Greater Jackson graduated May 16 at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson. Congrats to the graduates!
Vision 2022 is a bold multi-year plan designed to transform the Greater Jackson Region into a destination community that attracts businesses, families, young professionals and tourists for its quality of place and economic opportunity. The plan is comprised of 10 initiatives. The following is a report highlighting recent key developments related to Vision 2022.
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If you would like to serve on a Vision 2022 committee please contact Jenny Woodruff, Director of Public Relations, at (601) 948-7575, ext. 231 or email@example.com. If you would like details on how you can support the Vision 2022 funding campaign, please contact Clint Nessmith, Campaign Manager, at (601)948-7575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlene Clark (left), Benefits Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor, recently spoke to GJCP members regarding updates with ARISA and Employee Benefits. She is pictured with Lindsay Buford, Vice President of the GJCP Healthcare Initiatives.
The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership congratulates new Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Michelle Owens!
All four major health care institutions in the metro Jackson area joined together to build the home for the Owens family.
This is the first time health care institutions in the area have collaborated to build a Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson home. The partnering institutions were Baptist Health Systems, St. Dominic Health Services, Inc., the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Health Management Associates (River Oaks Hospital, Madison River Oaks, Crossgates River Oaks, CMMC and Woman’s Hospital).
Employees from the four health care institutions plus students from UMMC worked together throughout an eight-day building process during March and April.
Duane O’Neill, President and CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, said the collaboration showed commitment of area health care leaders to working together to make Jackson a major health care destination.
The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and the Greater Jackson Alliance congratulate Entergy and Madison County Economic Development Authority for the unveiling of the Entergy Qualified Mega Site Panther Creek Commerce Center which includes 2,000 acres for economic development.
“The designation of one of our metro sites as a qualified mega site will put us in a much better competitive position for new economic development projects,” said Duane O’Neill, President & CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.
“This is a game changer for not only Madison County, but for the entire Greater Jackson region. The types of sites that these mega sites attract are usually followed by a large investment and job creation.”
The Panther Creek mega site is located on Highway 22 near Nissan Parkway in Madison County. The site is one-and-a-half miles from Interstate 55 via the Nissan Parkway and is in close proximity to the Canton Industrial Park and Nissan. Developable tracts are available for purchase with up to 600 contiguous acres.
“Economic development is very competitive, and the key to competing for projects is for a community to have marketable assets, including work force, quality of life and education,” said Tim Coursey, MCEDA executive director. “Madison County has these assets, and now, thanks to a partnership with the Walker family, we can offer nearly 2,000 acres for development which will put us on the map for competing for large economic development projects that provide high-paying jobs.”
MCEDA addressed key site selection criteria, such as control of land, environmental and geotechnical assessments, transportation infrastructure, zoning and annexation, and development costs. Entergy reviewed the documentation and has qualified a large portion of the site, providing a comprehensive assessment for large industrial prospects.
“Through this process we’re able to provide details outlining current conditions of the site and any actions, including cost estimates and schedules, to begin project development,” said John Turner, Entergy Mississippi director of economic development. “These actions improve the competitive position of Madison County for economic development projects.”
CBRE Memphis, LLC, an affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest real estate services firm, will partner with Entergy Mississippi and MCEDA in marketing this site by offering exclusive real estate brokerage service for the Panther Creek Commerce Center.
“We are truly blessed to have incredibly talented local economic developers across the greater Jackson region, and especially applaud the MCEDA/Entergy effort on this outstanding offering,” O’Neill added.
The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership hosted the metro area’s eighth E-Waste Day on April 26. The Chamber along with MS Department of Environmental Quality, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, Keep Jackson Beautiful, MS Department of Transportation, the City of Jackson, Waste Management, the Ms Farmer’s Market and Magnolia Data Solutions partnered together to make the event possible.
Magnolia Data Solutions, that collected all the items disposed of that day, reported that collections from the event totaled more than 30,000 pounds of e-waste! More than 100 people participated in the event and community was excited and relieved to get those items out of their houses and businesses!
Thanks to crews from MDEQ and Magnolia Data Solutions for all the heavy lifting they did!!
If you missed E-Waste Day and are interested in participating in another, send your contact information to Jenny Woodruff at email@example.com.
"The first lung transplant, the first heart transplant and now the first time a baby has been cured of an H.I.V. infection - this news from the University of Mississippi Medical Center is proof that the Mississippi medical community continues to lead the nation in innovative research and surgery! Congratulations to UMMC and the Blair E. Batson Hospital for this amazing news. This puts our state on the map for leading health care initiatives throughout the country." - Duane O'Neill, President & CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership
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The Greater Jackson business community has committed $1.5 million of a $7 million goal in just three short weeks since the Vision 2022 Capital Campaign officially kicked off.
“We are very excited about the fast start to the Vision 2022 campaign,” said Bill Lampton, Chair of the Vision 2022 Capital Campaign. “The community recognizes the potential impact of this plan on Greater Jackson’s future prosperity. They are definitely supporting this vitally important effort.”
Since the campaign began, the GJCP has held five executive briefings and four more are scheduled between now and the end of March. These briefings are hosted by members of the campaign cabinet. The purpose of the briefings is to explain the 10 point plan and inform attendees on how they can support the initiative and become involved.
Vision 2022/One Voice is the bold, multi-year plan to transform the Greater Jackson Region into a destination community attracting businesses, families, and tourists for its quality of life “place” and economic opportunity.
If you are interested in attending a Vision 2022 briefing, please contact Debi Green at 601-948-7575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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