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ALUMA-FORM locating manufacturing operations in Walnut

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant, officials from ALUMA-FORM and local leaders broke ground today on the company’s new manufacturing facility in the Walnut Industrial Park in Walnut, Miss., in Tippah County. The project represents a company investment of $6.7 million and will create 125 new jobs. From the Walnut location, ALUMA-FORM will manufacture and distribute its overhead power distribution products ...

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D’Iberville debuts affordable housing community for 55-and-older residents

D’IBERVILLE – As many municipalities across the country struggle to provide affordable housing for the aging Baby Boomer population, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has found a solution with the recent opening of Riverside, an adult waterfront community located in D’Iberville. Riverside was made possible through a unique private/public/non-profit partnership. Officials with Gulf Coast Renaissance Corp., a local nonprofit that serves ...

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Stennis Space Center hitting on all cylinders with SpaceX, others

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Mississippi — It was a big win for John C. Stennis Space Center when SpaceX, one of the hottest commercial spaceflight companies, said in October that it would use SSC to test its next generation Raptor engine. The decision added another commercial company to SSC’s already impressive roster of private companies using SSC facilities to get them into space. Fifty years ...

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Mars Food to celebrate 35 years in Port City

GREENVILLE — Mars Food North America, maker of Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change products, will mark 35 years in Greenville with an event Friday that will be attended by Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christiansen, Greenville Mayor John Cox and other elected officials. To commemorate the 35th anniversary, dignitaries will make special presentations, including a key to the ...

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C Spire to acquire Alabama-based Callis Communications

C Spire announced plans today to acquire Callis Communications, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service for businesses. Based in Mobile, Alabama, Callis serves customers in key business markets across the Southeast and, for the sixth consecutive year, has been recognized as one of the fastest growing telecommunications and cloud communications companies on the Inc. 5000 list. ...

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Bryant proclaims 2014 'The Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming'

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed 2014 as the “Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming” during a ceremony with renowned pianist Bruce Levingston, a Mississippi native. The “Year of the Creative Economy” will feature both ongoing events and new activities throughout the year and will highlight the state’s vast talent across the creative spectrum and the impact it has ...

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Bankrupt Simply Wheelz chooses prevailing bidder for assets

RIDGELAND — Franchise Services of North America Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Simply Wheelz LLC, which does business as Advantage Rent A Car, has selected The Catalyst Group Inc. (on behalf of one or more funds managed by it) as the prevailing bidder in the auction of certain of the Advantage assets conducted in accordance with bidding procedures approved by the ...

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Company mulling plan to build new pipeline

NATCHEZ — American Midstream Partners is proposing the reconstruction of its American Midstream Midla mainline pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi. The company is conducting a so-called “open season,” which is a period of courting shippers to determine if the project is viable. The company says shippers have until Dec. 27 to record their interest in replacing the line. The Natchez ...

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