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(1) There is hereby created the Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development, whose principal offices shall be located in Jackson, Mississippi.
(2) The Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development shall be organized into the following offices:
(a) Office of Economic Development;
(b) Office of Community Development;
(c) Office of Support Services.
(3) The department shall be headed by an executive director, who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The appointment of the executive director shall be made with the advice and consent of the Senate. The executive director may assign to the appropriate offices such powers and duties as deemed appropriate to carry out the department's lawful functions.
(4) The executive director of the department shall appoint heads of offices, who shall serve at the pleasure of the executive director. The executive director shall have the authority to organize the offices established by subsection (2) of this section as deemed appropriate to carry out the responsibilities of the department. The organization charts of the department shall be presented annually with the budget request of the Governor for review by the Legislature.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 57. Planning, Research and Development § 57-1-52. Department of Economic and Community Development - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-57-planning-research-and-development/ms-code-sect-57-1-52/
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