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Banking commissioner's departure opens up replacement question

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour or his successor have the option of going into the financial services regulatory realm or into the banking sector itself to replace the retired John Allison as banking commissioner. Allison says the load of regulatory changes facing the financial sector has led state banking supervision offices across the nation to fill their top ranks with seasoned ...

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Commercial real estate looks for a way out of woods

Somebody had to be elected the optimist in a room full of commercial real estate professionals gathered Sept. 22 for a panel discussion organized by the Mississippi CCIM Chapter. The job fell to Leland Speed, longtime real estate investor and interim chief of the Mississippi Development Authority. The task was not made any easier by the news that the Dow ...

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Hotel deal seen as lifeline for Jackson Convention Complex

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. is clear about why he worked hard the last several months to broker a $96 million deal to get a convention headquarters hotel built. It’s a rescue mission — pure and simple, according to Johnson, who said he fears the city’s not-yet 3-year-old Convention Complex will soon begin withering and the area around it will ...

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