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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 […] [...]

Developer who won suit wants cooperation — not resistance — from Jackson and the JRA

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: Business, Downtown Jackson, Mississippi

With his lawsuit against the City of Jackson behind him,  developer Don Hewitt says he will pursue new local development opportunities, including building a convention center hotel. His big hope, he said, is that the new leadership at City Hall and on the JRA governing board will bring a less combative atmosphere that allows him […] [...]

Getting state office tenants could be challenge for revived Landmark

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: Business, Downtown Jackson, Mississippi, real estate

While making ambitious plans to convert Jackson’s Landmark Center to a mix of apartments, offices and retail, the building’s new owners want to recruit office tenants for the four floors situated below the two top floors designated for apartments. Each floor has about 50,000 square feet. A Cushman & Wakefield study in 2011 put leasing […] [...]

UPDATED: Payday lender All American operating on temporary license

Payday lender All American Check Cashing’s troubles with state regulators have cost it renewal of its annual license. The Madison company instead is operating its 41 stores under a temporary license granted by Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance regulators who need more time to determine whether the low-dollar lender violated state laws against […] [...]

Federal jury: Jackson must pay $600,000 for violating developer’s free speech rights

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, lawsuit, Mississippi

A federal court jury late Thursday afternoon delivered a $600,000 judgment against the City of Jackson on a claim the Jackson Redevelopment Authority violated the First Amendment free speech rights of a principal of a local development company that sought JRA bond money to buy downtown’s Deposit Guaranty building for a residential conversion. In ruling […] [...]

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