Trails Project Wins Economic Development Award
Several Natchez leaders were in Jackson on February 2nd to accept a Community Economic Development Award for the Natchez Trails Project at the Mississippi Economic Development Council’s 2012 Winter Conference. They are, from left, Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce member Dr. Ruth Nichols; Natchez Inc. Project Manager Chris Hinton; Chamber President Debbie Hudson; Mayor Jake Middleton; City Engineer David Gardner; Sen. Thad Cochran’s Northern District Director Mindy Maxwell; and Natchez Inc. Executive Director Chandler Russ.
The City of Natchez received an award and a check for $1,000 last week for its efforts to advance the city’s economic viability through the Natchez Trails Project. Several city leaders were in Jackson earlier this month to accept the city’s Community Economic Development Award from the Mississippi Economic Development Council at its 2012 winter conference. The Natchez Trails Project opened last June, and its trails wind through downtown and wrap along the river. More than $390,000 in private funding was raised for the project through the Natchez-Adams County Community Alliance.