Category Archives: News
A major announcement event was held on Thursday, March 29th to publicly unveil plans for a Comprehensive One-Stop Center. This project is a coordinated effort spearheaded by the workforce division of CMPDD, which administers Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded programs in the Southcentral MS Works Workforce Development Area, and Hinds Community College.… Read more.
The City of Hazlehurst, Copiah County Board of Supervisors, Copiah Water Association, the Copiah County Medical Center, and Mississippi as well as the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District received a 2017 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the Infrastructure Improvements to Support the Copiah County Medical Center.… Read more.
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Central Mississippi Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging will present “Seniors Grooving to a Healthy Lifestyle.” The Senior Health Fair and 2K Walk will be held at the Mississippi Trademart.… Read more.
My, how time flies! CMPDD is celebrating its 50th Anniversary during 2018. Founded in 1968 as the Economic Development District of Central Mississippi, Inc. and later changed to the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) in 1971, CMPDD has worked hard to build a strong reputation for quality work.… Read more.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides funds for a number of workforce –related employment and training programs and services aimed at enabling individuals to acquire the skills and support they need to connect with employment. The Southcentral MS Works Local Workforce Development Area’s programs, services and activities are planned and overseen by both a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) and a Board of Commissioners (BOC).… Read more.
Three organizations assisted Central Mississippi Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging with the 2017 Annual “Santa for Seniors Project.” The Jackson Chapter of the National Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Jackson Association of Health Underwriters (JAHU), and Home Instead Senior Care provided Christmas gifts to over 500 needy seniors in our seven (7) county area.… Read more.
In summer of 2017, CMPDD staff began work on the 2018-2022 Economic Development Administration (EDA) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
The CEDS is the result of a local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of the area. It was developed using a grass-roots approach and studies the economy of the area which provides a glimpse of the area as a whole. … Read more.
The District updates and maintains an Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) count database for functionally classified roadways in the Jackson Urbanized Area (JUA), which includes portions of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties. This data is collected in coordination with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), on a three (3) year rotating schedule in one of the aforementioned counties.… Read more.
The CMPDD Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Human Services/Division on Aging and Adult Services held its annual public hearing on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Area Plan for Aging Services on July 18, 2017 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.… Read more.
$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.