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Feb. 28, 2011

GOV. BARBOUR'S STATEMENT ON THE DEPARTURE OF
MDA DIRECTOR GRAY SWOOPE

"Gray Swoope has done a tremendous job for Mississippi over the last seven years, first at deputy, then as director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Not only is he a professional, but also he leaves behind a very professional organization. He and the Mississippi Development Authority have led the way in creating thousands of high-paying jobs, and our citizens will benefit from his effort for decades to come.

"Gray will now be the head of economic development for a state eight times the size of Mississippi, and he deserves that opportunity. Florida's gain is our loss."