|IAC ROUNDTABLE AUGUST 6TH|
Join us for the CLTT Industry Council Roundtable on August 6, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg. The meeting will be held at the Trent Lott National Center in Room 101 & 102.
We would like to encourage your participation in an open discussion to gather your ideas and thoughts about future objectives and initiatives of the CLTT in meeting the ever-changing needs and opportunities in the Gulf Region. Your attendance and contribution of input are essential as we continue in the growth and evolvement of the CLTT.
|GOV. BRYANT TO LEAD TRADE DELEAGTION TO BRAZIL|
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will lead a trade delegation to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from Sept. 9-13.
Mississippi Development Authority is sponsoring at least two other trade trips between July and October. Bryant is not scheduled to go on the other two trips.
The MDA says the trip to Brazil and a second trip to Chile on Sept. 5 - 7 will bring Mississippi companies that want to expand trade and create new business relationships with contact with South American markets.
"Over the last few years, we have seen a significant growth in exports from Mississippi and from the U.S. as a whole to Brazil," Bryant said in statement. "The country is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and these two events alone will require extensive infrastructure development, which is creating notable export opportunities for U.S. businesses."
|U.S., ROK MILITARY LEADERS DISCUSS COMBNINED LOGISTICS|
WONJU, South Korea- Senior military leaders from Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea Army's leading front-line formations met here, May 3, to discuss combined logistics operations.
During a meeting at the First Republic of Korea, or ROK, Army headquarters here, leaders from Eighth Army, First ROK Army and Third ROK Army explored ways to synchronize sustainment planning and operations.The First ROK Army defends the eastern front and the Third ROK Army guards the western front along the rugged 155-mile-wide Korean Demilitarized Zone.
|SHIPPING FIRMS BRACE FOR SUEX DISRUPTION AS EGYPT TURMOIL MOUNTS|
LONDON- Growing turmoil in Egypt is threatening to disrupt shipments through the Suez Canal and increase the costs for shipping lines as Cairo's cash-strapped government seeks ways of bringing in revenue.
Egypt's economy has been in crisis since the 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. The government of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is grappling with a slump in tourism and falling foreign currency reserves as it seeks to obtain a loan from the International Monetary Fund.
|MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAYS 10TH BEST IN THE NATION|
Mississippi ranks #10 in the 20th Annual Highway Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems. Mississippi has improved from 27th to 16th to 10th in the last three reports. The study is conducted by the Reason Foundation and is based on spending and performance data submitted by the state highway agencies to the federal government.
The report tracks the performance of state-owned highway systems of United States from 1984 to 2009. Eleven indicators make up each state's overall rating.