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$1.7 Million Available through the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization for Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD), which is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for coordinating the federally-mandated transportation planning process for the Jackson Metropolitan Area, announced they are accepting applications for the next round of Transportation Alternative (TA) funding available through the MPO.… Read more.

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CMPDD Co-Hosts New Municipal Officials Orientation


The District and the Mississippi Municipal League (MML), co-hosted a newly elected official orientation meeting in CMPDD’s Jackson office on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The meeting was well attending by over 40 new officials and key staff members of MML and the District.… Read more.

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We invite you to join us on Facebook and keep up to date on our weekly activities. You will find information about meetings, programs, and public events. You’ll also see highlights of what our staff is doing to fulfill our mission of serving the ever changing needs of the governments of the seven counties we represent – Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo.… Read more.

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Being Developed

CMPDD is drafting a new, five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for FY2018 – 2022, and input is being sought from community leaders. The District has emailed the CEDS survey to community leaders and elected officials across its seven counties and have requested that they take the time to complete and return it, as the responses will be compiled and used for the 2018 – 2022 CEDS that will be drafted later this year.… Read more.

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The Jackson MPO Announces Funding for 26 Metro-Area Transportation Projects

In February, the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved $20.1 million in Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funding for metro-area transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion and improving the safety and efficiency of the regional transportation system.  The STBG program is a federal-aid transportation program that provides funding through the MPO to local municipalities and counties for transportation improvements in the urbanized area.… Read more.

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Local Workforce Area Sector Strategy Planning

Southcentral Mississippi Works (SMW) is the seventeen county workforce area which serves individuals and employers in the central and southwest part of the state.  CMPDD serves as the fiscal administrative entity for the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds provided through the U.S.… Read more.

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McNeely Plastics Expansion

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From left: Elise Munn, Chuck Carr, Brenda Harper, Mitzi Stubbs, Greg McNeely, Wayne Davis, Terry Channell, Jimmy Phillips, Pokey Evans, Darrell McMillian, Rita Payton, Perry Hood, Shannon Watts, Kenneth Powell

CMPDD staff presented officials of McNeely Plastics, Inc., Copiah County, and Copiah County Economic Development District with a National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) award for Innovative Projects.… Read more.

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The Jackson MPO Announces Funding for 26 Metro-Area Transportation Projects

The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) announced the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved $20.1 million in Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funding for metro-area transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion and improving the safety and efficiency of the regional transportation system. … Read more.

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CMPDD Receives State and National Awards

Pictured from left to right are Donovan Scruggs, President of APA-MS; David Wade, CMPDD; and Joan Wesley, Chair of APA-MS Awards Committee.

The Town of Pelahatchie Comprehensive Plan developed by the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) has received two prestigious awards.… Read more.

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Mayor of Brandon, Butch Lee, Elected Chairman of the Jackson MPO

Butch Lee

Butch Lee

Butch Lee, Mayor of the City of Brandon, was elected Chairman of the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) at the February 8th Jackson MPO Policy Committee meeting.  The Jackson MPO is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the three metro-area counties (Hinds, Madison, and Rankin). … Read more.

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