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Despite obstacles, craft beer industry growing

Can you name a new manufacturing sector in Mississippi that had an economic impact of more than $9 million last year and is expected to increase 139 percent in the next five years? The answer is the fledgling craft beer industry, which is growing in spite of a late start and legal hurdles that some […] [...]

Finding your flexible space — Regus banks on high demand for customizable work spaces

Trends are changing in the realm of providing space for economic development. While there is still a need for large, permanent facilities, there is also a trend for flexible, collaborative work spaces. In line with that trend, Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible work spaces, opened another facility in Mississippi with 13,000 square feet […] [...]

HOLDING IT ALL TOGETHER — Keeping companies’ banks united provides advantages for large and small

Put simply, bank holding companies own one or more banks, but don’t engage in banking themselves. And although BHCs involve legal complexities and regulatory considerations, BHCs are favored by many banks because they provide more flexibility in raising capital and more liquidity for shareholders. BHCs are favored by both large and small banks. “It is […] [...]

After dodging December tornadoes, banks step up to provide assistance

In the aftermath of the recent tornadoes that tore through Marion and Jones counties in central Mississippi, local banks stood strong, offering advice, volunteering and donating money to aid in their community’s recovery. The tornado took a path that seemed to track the seven offices of Citizens Bank of Columbia, CEO Lee Fedric said. There […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: lt’s time to get a handle on your budget

by Published: January 20,2015

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Greenville, Ike Trotter, Mississippi, NEWS

Do you often wonder about where your money goes each month? Does it seem like you’re never able to get ahead? If so, you may want to establish a budget to help you keep track of how you spend your money and help you reach your financial goals. Here’s a few first of the year […] [...]

SENSING GROWTH — Tupelo technolgy firm expanding in military, weather, industry fields

by Published: January 9,2015

Tags: Business, Hyperion, mews, Mississippi, technology, Tupelo

“I see nothing but positive growth for us. We could be four or five times larger in five years,” he said. “In 2014, our volume of work doubled and we hired five new employees. A lot of our growth in the next five years depends on what’s going on in the world. Someone comes to […] [...]

Xfinity adding access spots throughout Jackson as part of multimillion dollar investment

by Published: January 9,2015

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By Lisa Monti They’re everywhere and growing. Networks of public WiFi hotspots keep the Internet-loving public connected while we eat lunch, shop, sip coffee and relax on a park bench. Service providers say they have done everything possible to make the connection safe but advise users never to let their guard down so personal information […] [...]

Millsaps dean’s lessons reach beyond classroom

Dr. Kimberly G. Burke, dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College and professor of accounting, said she was “surprised and delighted” by being receiving the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award from the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. “This was a completely unexpected honor,” Burke said. But it came as no surprise to […] [...]

Mississippi Board of Psychology launches two new online services

by Published: December 30,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Helen Edwards, Mississippi, NEWS, psychology

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Psychology is pleased to announce two new online payment services now available for licensed psychologists. Requests for Written Verification of Licensure and Requests for Duplicate Certificates can now be submitted and paid for online. These services are also available for use on mobile devices and tablets. “The Board is very excited to add these new online […] [...]

State economic development leaders optimistic of 2015

State business and economic development leaders are optimistic that the sluggish economic recovery from the 2008 recession will kick into high gear in 2015. At 7.6 percent, Mississippi had the second highest unemployment rate in the country in November. But that is a significant improvement from rates of more than 10 percent in 2011, and […] [...]

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