Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

House members add more than $61m to Senate’s bill

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are moving toward negotiations on state borrowing in the 2015 budget year. House members yesterday added $61.2 million before passing Senate Bill 2975. Representatives are seeking $30 million to allow the North Central Mississippi Regional Rail Authority to buy a rail line, $20 million to aid Tupelo’s Cooper Tire and Rubber […] [...]

Pickering praises passage of new auditing legislation

JACKSON — Legislation allowing the State Auditor’s Office to conduct compliance and performance audits on state-funded economic development bond programs has unanimously passed both the House of Representatives and Senate. It is now on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant, who has supported the need for such legislation since his service as state auditor, according […] [...]

State to lead delegation to Canadian conference

JACKSON — The state of Mississippi will lead a delegation of business leaders and economic development professionals at the 7th Annual Southeastern U.S.-Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference. The event will be held May 4-6 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. Mississippi businesses, economic developers, local officials and university representatives are invited to join the […] [...]

MDA to lead international trade mission to Central America

JACKSON — Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Central America from June 9-13. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses that want to expand trade and create new business relationships with qualified buyers. The mission includes stops in Guatemala, Honduras and […] [...]

MDA opens up exclusive recruiting trips to economic developers across state

by Ted Carter Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi

After years of limiting its exclusive Team Mississippi business recruiting to large utilities in the state, the Mississippi Development Authority this year is inviting the state’s economic development entities to participate. The invitations to join in wooing business prospects in four major U.S. cities went out to around 700 members of the Mississippi Economic Development […] [...]

With its multi-disciplines, Think Webstore delivers for its clients

by Lynn Lofton Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, small business, technology

Technology is changing everything, including advertising agencies, and Think Webstore is the need breed that combines multiple disciplines. This agency opened in Ridgeland in 2008 with a different premise — combining creative, technology and the business side for clients, and has already won Addy and Telly awards. President/CEO Bryan Carter says Think Webstore is a […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Customer focused — Frank Fair grows business

by Martin Willoughby Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, column, economic development, leadership, Mississippi, small business

A friend of mine shared a quote that has stuck with me, “Salespeople and bartenders make the world go round; the rest of us are just bystanders.” I share this quote in jest to emphasize the point that the ability to sell your product or service is CRITICAL. While this may seem obvious, I have […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S THE SPIN CYCLE: Media Tips, Crisis Communications & Negative Press, Oh My!

by Ross Reily Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, column, economic development, Mississippi, public relations, Todd Smith

As a former journalist, avid writer and lover of well-crafted turns of phrase, I spend a lot of time at our shop coaching, advising and strategizing with companies and organizations on how to come out on top while navigating the pitfalls of tough interviews, simmering crises and negative news. At Deane, Smith & Partners, we […] [...]

CARTOON — Nobile takes a look at the Mississippi movie business

by Ricky Nobile Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, entertainment, Mississippi, movies

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PHIL HARDWICK — So you want to be a residential real estate investor? Part 2

by Phil Hardwick Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, real estate

In part one we discussed how to determine whether a person had the right characteristics to be a residential real estate investor and how to find the right neighborhood. We now move to finding and managing the right property. There are two really important axioms to keep in mind when investing in residential real estate. […] [...]

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