Feds tap Meridian for economic revitalization

Meridian, Mississippi Staff Reports The Meridian Star December 18, 2014 Economic Development

 The Network provides customized tools and advice to build strategic partnerships, strengthen economic competitiveness, and marshal public and private sector resources in selected cities, a press release states. Meridian is one of the first cities chosen to be part of this initiative. The Network is also working with Kansas City, Kansas, Fall River, Massachusetts, and the city of Miami, Florida. “Being able to connect our ideas to the resources and expertise at the Network will help us reach our goals for the community,” Meridian Mayor Percy Bland said.

“We have an opportunity, right now, to solve a lot of our problems. The Network will provide technical assistance to get us from Point A to Point B. At the end of the day, it’s about results.”