Posts Tagged ‘Columbus’

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 […] [...]

Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option

by Published: December 18,2014

Tags: Business, Columbus, hospitality, hotel, Lowndes County, Mississippi, NEWS

The Columbus and Lowndes County hospitality market is continuing a growth spurt with the opening of a Hyatt- Place Hotel that joins a new prototype Hampton Inn scheduled to open next month. Those properties follow a Courtyard By Marriot and a Fairfield Inn that have opened in the last three years. Hyatt-Place Columbus is only […] [...]

Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: ‘clock’ is for website, not plant site

By Jack Weatherly There is plenty of evidence that a $1.2 billion aluminum mill will be built at Columbus. But when the American Specialty Alloys clock on Internet hits zero today at about 7 p.m. don’t expect a big announcement. It will be the launch of a website, www.asametals.com, but there will be no information […] [...]

4 companies honored with export awards

JACKSON — Four Mississippi companies have been honored for their success in maintaining or increasing export sales. The 2014 awards were presented Wednesday by Gov. Phil Bryant in Jackson. Columbus-based BankTEL Systems, provider of financial accounting and cash management software, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting in the service sector. Hattiesburg-based BioSoil Enhancers, […] [...]

LTE: With tax cuts, Gov. Bryant dismissive of least of us

  Editor, Gov. Bryant’s plan to cut taxes is an irresponsible and callous appeal to the worst instincts of Mississippians – personal gain at the expense of the greater good. Our state rates last or near last in too many categories to list and “extra” money could be used to at least make some attempt […] [...]

(UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi

by Published: November 17,2014

Tags: aluminum, Business, Columbus, Ford F-150, Mississippi

by Jack Weatherly Pittsburgh-based American Specialty Alloys issued a news release Monday saying that it is planning to build a $1.2 billion, aluminum mini-mill “in the Southeastern United States.” While not naming the exact location in the release, the company has applied with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for permission to prepare a site on […] [...]

Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, […] [...]

Sanderson Plumbing set to lay off three quarters of its 230-person workforce

COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Three-quarters of the 230-person workforce at bankrupt toilet seat maker Sanderson Plumbing Products are out of a job by the end of this week unless an investor steps in with money to keep the company running. The layoffs likely would have occurred already but for a federally required 60-day plant closing notice […] [...]

Drs. Nora Corrigan and Deborah Miranda win grants at MUW

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: business education, Columbus, Mississippi

The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recently presented faculty awards. Wesley Garrett won the New Faculty Award while Drs. Nora Corrigan and Deborah Miranda are the Faculty Enhancement Grant winners. Garrett, assistant professor of legal studies, began teaching for the legal studies program in 2009 and became the program director in 2011. She was […] [...]

Dr. Anna Woodson joins The Dermatology Clinic in Columbus

by Published: December 20,2013

Tags: Business, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi

The Dermatology Clinic in Columbus welcomes Dr. Anna Woodson. A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Women’s Dermatologic Society, Woodson is a Greenwood native and a graduate of Louisiana State University. She was trained in pediatric medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and in dermatology at Vanderbilt University. Woodson […] [...]

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