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Greenville, GSA Officials Hold Economic Development Talks

February 17, 2016

GREENVILLE, Miss. (February 17, 2016) Today, Greenville Mayor Errick D. Simmons hosted U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Regional Administrator Torre Jessup for a visit to spotlight the city’s economic development strategy. The visit included a tour of key Greenville sites and a small business roundtable. This followed an event with Congressman Bennie Thompson and local officials in Greenwood, Mississippi early Wednesday where Jessup discussed federal resources available from GSA to local government, law enforcement, and emergency responders.

The Greenville visit is part of GSA’s Economic Catalyst Initiative, which provides a platform for the federal agency to proactively identify opportunities that support a community’s development goals. GSA partners with local stakeholders and regional organizations to maximize federal investments and align with local economic development plans where synergies exist. GSA’s Economic Catalyst Initiative is consistent with the Obama Administration’s efforts to support the economic vision of communities across the country.


GSA Regional Administrator Torre Jessup: “GSA’s role as a federal real estate and acquisitions manager tends to spur local economic development activity. We want to better understand how GSA can support Greenville’s priorities for economic growth and apply those findings to future projects and small business outreach.”

Greenville Mayor Errick D. Simmons: “GSA’s visit speaks volumes to President Obama’s commitment to expanding opportunities for small businesses. I am delighted to speak with GSA on how the federal government can become an economic catalyst to the City.”


The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people. The agency’s Public Buildings Service is one of the largest and most diversified public real estate organizations in the world. Its portfolio consists of 376.9 million rentable square feet in 8,721 active assets across the United States, in all 50 states, 6 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

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