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GE’s Ellisville jet composites plant cleared for take off

GE Aviation officially opened its second aviation composites factory in Mississippi Tuesday, putting into operation its new 340,000-square-foot facility in South Mississippi’s Ellisville. The plant joins a composite and jet fans plant in Northwest Mississippi. The new plant is to be known as GE Aviation’s Ellisville Composites and will add around 250 jobs, company officials say. The Ellisville facility will ...

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AT&T switches on Gulf Coast 4G LTE

AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in the Gulfport and Biloxi area, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Benefits include: • LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and games faster than ever before. • LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones ...

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WANTED: Young professionals for ongoing MBJ column

The popular young professionals profile column “Keeping Our Eye On” has been a fixture of the MBJ for several years now and we’re just getting started. In 2013 alone, we’ve profiled 20 and 30-somethings in the fields of accounting, law, public housing, employment staffing, television, education and many others. The columns have been a success story on both sides. It helps acquaint ...

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Energy company looking to sell interest in Gulf oil field

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Co. says it’s trying to sell its interest in a Gulf of Mexico oil field. The company announced its board has authorized Jeffries LLC to try to sell its 15 percent interest in the Medusa deep-water field and 10 percent in Medusa Spar LLC, the company that owns the production platform for the field. Chairman and ...

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MSU study: Residents willing to pay for coastal restoration

GULF COAST — A new survey Mississippi State University finds more than 60 percent of Americans are willing to pay to restore Louisiana’s rapidly eroding Barataria-Terrebonne estuary. The Courier reports the survey found that respondents were willing to pay between $909 and $1,751 per household for coastal restoration projects. Added up, that could generate between $105 billion and $201 billion ...

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Newspaper recognizes tech company for excellent workplace

JACKSON — Bomgar has been named one of the top companies to work for in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the small business category of the AJC’s Top 100 Workplaces for 2013, Bomgar was ranked as the No. 4 company to work for in Atlanta. Any Atlanta company with more than 50 employees is eligible to be nominated for ...

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The First buys Alabama bank for undisclosed sum

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. has acquired First National Bank of Baldwin County, Ala. Terms of the acquisition, announced yesterday, were not made public. Officials say the acquisition expands The First into Alabama with five new branches. The First will now have 24 locations in Mississippi, Louisiana and South Alabama. The First will now have approximately $970 Million in ...

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(VIDEO) Got a business meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk. In this Ted Talk, business innovator Nilofer Merchant thinks deeply about the frameworks, strategies and cultural values of companies.

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