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Mississippi ranked in Top 5 for women-owned business growth

by Published: September 18,2014

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The Magnolia Business Alliance (MBA) announced today that Mississippi’s women-owned business firms increased by 81 percent putting Mississippi in the top 5 leading states in America citing a study by American Express OPEN. Women-owned businesses have been an ongoing American success story since 1997 with Mississippi near the top of the surge. The study not […] [...]

MBJ’s Mississippi Marketplace begins Friday as it celebrates 31st year with new name

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The MBJ Business Marketplace gets under way today at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson with a new name and new features. EVENT TICKET (Download, fill out and get FREE admission to the MBJ Business Marketplace) Formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO, the revamped and renamed Marketplace still is the largest […] [...]

Researchers fly drone into hurricane for the first time

MIAMI — U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week’s launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from “hurricane hunter” planes flying through Atlantic tropical storms. Scientists […] [...]

Court tosses challenge to Miss. Silicon’s clean air permit

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

An Alabama competitor to Mississippi Silicon, which is building a $200 million  plant in Burnsville, came in too late with its challenge to an air quality permit for the plant, the Tishomingo County Chancery Court has ruled. In an Aug. 29 summary judgment, Chancery Judge Michael Malski said Globe Metallurgical of Selma let too much […] [...]

CSpire offering 1Phone 6, IPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 19

by Published: September 10,2014

Tags: Apple, Business, iPhone 6, Mississippi, technology

Apples’ iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, proclaimed by the telecom industry as  the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will be available beginning Sept. 19 on its fast 4G+ LTE network. Customers can buy the phones at any of the dozens of CSpire retail stores across Mississippi, online at www.cspire.com/iphone6 and through CSpire’s Consumer Telesales group at 1-855-CSP-IRE4. […] [...]

Companies honored by EIGS for supporting geospatial cluster

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) has unveiled its key business metrics and business award winners for the 2014 U.S. Small Business Administration Geospatial Regional Innovative Cluster. The EIGS presented Cluster Awards for 2014 in eight categories. They are: Global Commerce & Services — New Member of the Year • Melhcorp, […] [...]

Nielsen ratings: WAPT overtakes WLBT overall in newscasts

by Published: September 3,2014

Tags: Business, media, Mississippi, Nielson Ratings, television

  JACKSON —  The Nielsen ratings for July are in, and WAPT has taken over at the top overall for newscasts. The Nielsen ratings win compares all the weekday newscasts head-to-head including 5-7am, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm. WAPT General Manger Stuart Kellogg says, “Our brand at 16 WAPT is The One To Watch. And this certainly […] [...]

Jackson to get C Spire’s high-speed internet

by Published: September 2,2014

Tags: C Spire, Fiber to the Home, Hu Meena, Tony Yarber

Special to the MBJ Jackson municipal leaders and C Spire executives announced an agreement today help Jackson become one of nation’s most technologically advanced cities by offering residents ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access. The Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services firm built relationships with nine other Mississippi […] [...]

MSU receives funding for two proposals aimed at boosting NASA missions

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is receiving funding for two proposals expected to help NASA achieve its long-term space mission as well as enhance commercial partnerships and technological innovation on Earth. The federal agency announced principal investigator Judy Schneider of the university’s Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group was awarded the grants through the NASA-Marshall […] [...]

FNC launches modernized version of AppraisalPort

by Published: August 26,2014

Tags: AppraisalPort, FNC Inc, Jon Fisher, mortgage technology, real estate

OXFORD — Mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. has released a new version of its own product, AppraisalPort. “The new AppraisalPort platform is completely modernized. It’s one of the more advanced sites you’ll see, definitely in our industry and I believe in the technology world in general,” said Jon Fisher, managing director of product management at […] [...]

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