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Panther Creek's location in medical industry zone boosts bio-med prospects

Canton’s Panther Creek Commerce Center has an attraction no other Mississippi mega site can offer — inclusion in a state Health Care Industry Zone. The nearly 2,000-acre tract off Nissan Drive falls within the required five-mile radius of Madison River Oaks Medical Center in Canton. This qualifies prospective medical-related tenants of the megasite for such incentives as an accelerated, 10-year ...

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Panther Creek megasite — Putting a value proposition out there

Megasites can bring mega worries to the CEOs and directors of companies looking to put a major manufacturing plant or other high-cost facility on one. Once those worries grow to a certain point or linger for too long, the decision makers put the megasite in a folder designated for “uncertain propositions.” A Purgatory like that is the last place economic ...

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Tallahatchie General’s listing on auditor’s ‘watchline’ an image set back, CEO says

It takes time and money to turn around a publicly owned rural hospital’s image once it is seen as troubled and cash-strapped. That’s why the chief administrator of Tallahatchie General Hospital says he fears his work to convince Charleston and the surrounding communities to think differently about Tallahatchie General sustained an unnecessary set back in State Auditor Stacy Pickering’s recent ...

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BRENT CHRISTENSEN — Entrepreneurs: A vital fuel for Mississippi’s Economy

If you surveyed a hundred people and asked them what economic development is, I’m confident you would receive nearly 100 different answers. While they may be varied, the answers will likely be correct, just not complete. As the state’s lead economic development organization, Mississippi Development Authority is a lot of things to a lot of people and communities around the ...

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Juli Inkster to return to Old Waverly for Handa Cup

Hall of Famer and 31-time LPGA Tour winner Juli Inkster will return to Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, this fall for the Legends Tour’s 2014 ISPS Handa Cup. Inkster won the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open at Old Waverly for one of her seven major championship titles. The ninth ISPS Handa Cup will be Sept. 25-28. The event ...

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Cotton to take center stage during MSU summit

STARKVILLE — From entrepreneurs to designers, anyone interested in cotton textiles will learn something more about the market at Mississippi State University’s upcoming Cotton Summit. The three-day free educational opportunity, April 22-24, will be held at locations throughout campus. Sessions will be led by a range of professionals who know the ins and outs of the cotton supply chain, said ...

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TVA president/CEO Johnson tours Techumseh, Yokohama plants

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) president and CEO Bill Johnson visited northeast Mississippi yesterday for a series of meetings and industrial tours to support and encourage continuing economic growth in the region. TVA works with local power companies and regional, state and community partners to promote economic development. These efforts have resulted in 6,000 jobs added and retained ...

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Event to look at 'The Road Ahead' for manufacturing sector

STARKVILLE — Furniture-industry experts, as well as government officials, will examine “The Road Ahead” at Mississippi State University’s 2014 Manufacturing Summit. The fourth-annual summit, to be held April 23, will feature Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for the 11:15 a.m. keynote address. All activities will be held at MSU’s Hassell H. Franklin Furniture Institute, located at the intersection of Blackjack Road ...

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