Alcorn groups plan Picnic presence

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – Two Alcorn County groups plan to use the Mississippi Picnic in New York to spread the word about attractions and economic development opportunities.
The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Alliance economic development organization will set up a display at the June 5 event, hoping to attract tourists, business interests and retirees looking to relocate.
“The governor and many others will be there, and we’ll have a chance to spend some time with him and others who can help us with our projects,” said Kristy White, executive director of the CVB.
White and Alliance President Gary Chandler also will attend an economic development recruitment luncheon planned for June 3.
“It’s an opportunity for us to get in front of site consultants and decision-makers,” Chandler said, “particularly as we start the TAP Alliance effort.”
The collaboration of Tishomingo, Alcorn and Prentiss counties to attract large industrial projects is patterned after the PUL Alliance – Pontotoc, Union and Lee counties – that was successful in attracting a Toyota manufacturing plant to Blue Springs.
“It’s very important for us in Alcorn County to have a presence at these types of events to help with our economic development, tourism and retirement programs,” Chandler said. “When you get a chance to meet with folks in a setting like this we need to take advantage of it.”

Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@djournal.com.