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Fed: Mississippi, other states in Atlanta District expected to sustain modest economic growth

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Atlanta, Business, Mississippi

Expect to see more of the growth in economic activity that is occurring in Central and South Mississippi, says a new Federal Reserve Beige Book that periodically assesses the economic health of the Atlanta Fed district and the 11 other districts. The Beige Book, released Oct. 15, leads off with a note that the “modest […] [...]

Turner Grain’s bankruptcy will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Arkansas, Business, grain, Mississippi, Mississippi Delta

A group of Mississippi Delta farmers will join their counterparts in Arkansas and Louisiana in seeking to recoup millions of dollars Turner Grain Merchandising owes them now that the Brinkley, Arkansas, commodities broker has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Greenville lawyer Scott Phillips, who represents Leland farmer Harper Ross and five other Delta farmers who say Turner […] [...]

JRA plans image makeover, hires crisis manager

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Farish Street, HUD, Mississippi, money, NEWS, real estate

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority conceded Wednesday it has an image problem. The agency widely known for the low priority it puts on transparency wants a makeover in public perception. It’s hired Yellow Brick Media Concepts of Jackson to provide it. The board received a proposal from Yellow Brick principal Kathy Times for a full branding […] [...]

Watkins says JRA out to block him from Farish by repaying HUD $1.5M

Former Farish Street developer David Watkins says he suspects bad faith motives are behind the Jackson Redevelopment Authority’s agreement to cover a $1.5 million repayment the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has demanded from the City of Jackson. Watkins says the motive is clear to him:  Paying HUD could clear the way for […] [...]

With C Spire, Jackson joins other cities set to ride wave of lightning speed into tomorrow

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

Thanks to C Spire’s extensive fiber-optic network, Mississippi may be about to wave goodbye to a long-held reputation for letting things happen in their own sweet time. You likely won’t hear about people doing something in a “Mississippi Minute,” but you will hear about Mississippi being home to some of the fastest broadband speeds on […] [...]

Grant rejection grounds prospects for Jackson-Orlando service

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: airport, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Federal transportation officials have dashed for the time being hopes for a restart of direct air service from Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to Orlando, Florida. The U.S. Department of Transportation left Jackson off a recent list of winners of Small Community Air Service Development Program grants, according to Jackson Municipal Airport Authority spokesman […] [...]

Jackson’s airport raising fees, cutting budget to offset loss of Southwest revenue

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: airport, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Both airlines and travelers began paying more Oct. 1 to use Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. Travelers and visitors must pay 50 cents a day more to park in all but the long-term lot. The garage rate has risen to a maximum of $15.50 a day and the surface rate to $13.50. Meanwhile, air […] [...]

Grenada’s Ice Industries expanding yet again, bring workforce closed to 300

by Published: October 15,2014

Tags: Business, Grenada, manufacturing, Mississippi

GRENADA – Metal stamping and machining company Ice Industries is set to make its fifth expansion here since 2010, investing $1.8 and adding 50 jobs that will bring the workforce to about 290 people.Ice Industries Grenada, formerly known as Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplies parts to the appliance, automotive, heavy truck, and alternative energy markets. […] [...]

Money can’t buy love — nor a No. 1 college football ranking

by Published: October 15,2014

Tags: Business, College Football, Mississippi, Mississippi State

Money is not always the mojo that gets you to the top of the college football mountain. As the nation’s preeminent financial newspaper,  The Wall Street Journal understands money. What it is struggling to explain to its readers is how Mississippi State spends millions less on football than the average power-conference school—and yet the Bulldogs […] [...]

Kellogg Foundation commits $2.3 million to Civil Rights Museum

by Published: October 14,2014

Tags: Business, charity, Civil rights museum, JACKSON, Mississippi, Museum

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tuesday received a commitment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a $2.3 million endowment. The endowment will go toward the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s development of educational programs for the Civil Rights Museum. The $2.3 million will fund a partnership between Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the […] [...]

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