December 2016 | Business View Magazine

82 83 a private, 501(c)(6) foundation,was first formed,was a comprehensive economic development program. So a strategy was put in place that stressed growing the city fromwithin while supporting local business and industry. “We’re the de facto economic development organi- zation for the city and the county,” says Maynard.“We are charged with creating the economic development activities, such as marketing and the other things that go along with job creation in the region.My job as an economic developer is to growOxford without screwing it up,”he adds, facetiously. Far from screwing up, over time,Oxford’s methodolo- gies for attracting and supporting businesses have been an unqualified success for the city.Maynard explains: “The system is typically set up so that you’re out there trying to attract whales–the next big, four, five-hundred job employer–the Nissans and Toyotas of the World,”he says.“In Oxford,we work very hard to work on entrepre- neurship, on start-ups, on companies that already have a vested interest not only in Mississippi, but in the culture that we have here in Oxford.” According to Maynard, these types of companies OxFOrd, miSSiSSippi Our MissiOn Enhancing the abilities and promot- ing the independence of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing quality care, comprehensive services, and family support, with dignity and respect. The North Mississippi Regional Center (NMRC) in Oxford, MS operates under authority of the State Department of Mental Health to pro- vide an array of services to citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the northern 23 counties of Mississippi. The NMRC is licensed as an Inter- mediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmen- tal Disabilities (ICF/IID). NMRC provides diagnostic and evaluation services, training, rehabilitation, medical and residential care, as well as many other special services on the main campus. All services offered by NMRC are representative of evidence based practices and a person centered approach. The Center also provides 24-hour care to individuals living on the Oxford campus and in 20 ICF/IID communi- ty homes across north Mississippi. NMRC assists over 1,500 citizens through a comprehensive array of community based services. For more information on NMRC’s programs and services, please contact: THE NORTH MISSISSIppI REgIONAl CENTER 967 Regional Center Drive, Oxford, Mississippi, 38655 Telephone: (662) 234-1476 Fax: (662) 234-1699 www.nMrc.Ms.gOv ★ P R O M O T I N G I N D E P E N D E N C E E N H A N C I N G A B I L I T I E S 1973 N ORTH M ISSISSIPPI R EGIONAL C ENTER ★ P R O M O T I N G I N D E P E N D E N C E E N H A N C I N G A B I L I T I E S 1973 N ORTH M ISSISSIPPI R EGIONAL C ENTER quality care comprehensive services family support With DiGNitY aND RESPECt. Located in Oxford, the North Mississippi Regional Center is one of six comprehensive regional centers in Mississippi. NMRC operates under the authority of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and is licensed as an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ICF/IID), providing an array of services in the northern 23 counties of the state. thE NoRth MiSSiSSiPPi REGioNal CENtER 967 regional center Drive oxforD, mississippi 38655 telephone: (662) 234-1476 fax: (662) 234-1699 WWW.NMRC.MS.Gov oNliNE: