Corinth’s incubator to receive energy grant

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – Work begins soon to make energy improvements at Corinth’s Northeast Mississippi Business Incubation building with funds from a federal grant.
The agency was awarded a $25,000 grant through the Mississippi Development Authority using federal stimulus funds, Executive Director Ray McClellan told the Alcorn County board on Tuesday.
The county and Corinth had agreed when the application was submitted to provide a local in-kind match totaling $11,000, which will encompass a total of $36,000 of work.
Energy improvements include replacing 127 light fixtures with energy-efficient ones, installing programmable thermostats for the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system in the county-owned incubation building, and installing 5,800 square feet of acoustical ceiling tile to lower the ceiling for improved temperature control, McClellan said.
The Mississippi Job Protection through Energy Economic Development program that is funding the work was developed to assist Mississippi companies to make energy upgrades, cut energy consumption and energy costs and create and retain jobs.
The business incubator is a partnership of Alcorn, Tishomingo and Tippah counties that offers work space for new businesses, where they can share equipment and office support and receive professional and business counseling.

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