MEDCO holds Annual meeting

The annual Morehouse Economic Development Corporation held it Annual Membership Meeting on September 30, 2020. CEO, Kay King admits that it has been a challenging time to keep everyone safe and provide communication to members. The organization is using Zoom and combined meetings to keep Board Members and membership informed about activities. Bob Green welcomed…

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Nikolle Dodaj of Roma Italian Bistro named Small Business of 2019 at Annual Luncheon

The Annual MEDCO Membership Luncheon was held on October 16th at the Snyder Museum and Creative Arts Center with over 90 people attending.  Amanda Edge, with Entergy gave a report on programs that the electric company provide to support Economic Development including the recent Certification if the former IP mill site in Bastrop.  Nikolle Dodaj…

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SouthStar Urgent Care Announces Opening

SouthStar Urgent Care Announces Opening of Bastrop Location 2100 East Madison Avenue Bastrop, LA 71220 July 10, 2019 the Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting For South Star Urgent Care, which is located at 2100 Madison Avenue in Bastrop. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday…

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Update on Bussey Brake Renovation Project

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries provides Update on Bussey Brake  Release Date: 02/19/2019 The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is working diligently to complete the Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area renovation project in Morehouse Parish. Flood events, untimely rainfall, equipment failures and other obstacles have delayed the completion of this important project. Despite…

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Union Pacific RR awards $10,000 to MITA

Dorothy Ford, Treasurer and Glen Melton, President of Morehouse Innovation and Technology Alliance (MITA) of announced that the organization recently accepted a grant of $10,000 from the Union Pacific Foundation, will be used for a Chemin-a-Haut State Park Marketing Campaign.   Union Pacific has a long-standing commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities…

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John N John receives 2018 Economic Develpment Award

John N. John received the MEDCO 2018 Economic Development Award at the Annual October 16 Luncheon. The Award is presented to companies that invest and provide sustaining contributions to the community. The trucking company founded in 1925 in Crowley Louisiana located an additional terminal in Bastrop in 2009 as a strategic point to serve customers…

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Morehouse General Hospital Opens Hope Unit

Morehouse General Hospital held the Grand Opening for their new Hope Unit (Helping Older People Emotionally), psychiatric wing on June 27, 2018.  The renovations to first floor features a common area, therapy rooms, and ten in-patient rooms.  The improvement project took nearly two years to complete at a cost of around a million dollars. The design of the unit addresses the needs and comfort of…

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Drax Biomass to move HQ to Monroe

the USA Today Network of Louisiana reports. The move will bring the company’s headquarters closer to its three pellet plants and port facility in the gulf region of Louisiana and Mississippi, says Pete Madden, president and CEO.  It’s unclear how many jobs the relocation will create, a spokesman adds. Gov. John Bel Edwards hailed the announcement…

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Northeast Louisiana Ag Expo

Morehouse Parish Booth was staffed by Morehouse Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), Bastrop Morehouse Chamber of Commerce and Keep Morehouse Beautiful.  This is the third year that MEDCO reserved a booth at  this annual agricultural based event to promote positive developments in the parish.  The exhibit also featured Chemin-a-haut Park and the ever popular “moonshine” tree. A gift card to…

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Morehoue Economic Incentives Workshop held

Mayor Henry Cotton said there are three things that are needed to bring businesses to town and that is “land, labor, and capital.” “We are not just competing with businesses in immediate industries but on a national level as well,” he said. “The nature of this meeting was to strategize to create economic development zones.”…

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