Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

Gaming world divided about Internet

BILOXI — One year ago, Internet gaming was about to make its big splash. New Jersey was on the forefront and some estimates put the potential revenue haul at $1.2 billion in the first year. Today, there is a shortage of players, a shortage of credit card companies participating and a lack of unity among […] [...]

MDA to lead business delegation to Israel

JACKSON — Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Israel in the fall. The Sept. 14-19 trip will focus on aerospace, defense and related industries and will include participation in the 5th Annual Israel Unmanned Systems 2014. MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen said […] [...]

Tupelo mayor chooses Hooper to lead city’s development

TUPELO — €” Mayor Jason Shelton is nominating a prominent Tupelo businessman to be the city’s next development services director. The nominee, Shane Hooper, 44, is a member of the state College Board and current chairman of the Tupelo-based Community Development Foundation. He is president of the educational support services company, Success Learning Inc., which […] [...]

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Kemira unveils plans for plant expansion in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — Global chemicals company Kemira is expanding its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen. The project represents a corporate investment of $13.9 million and will create six direct jobs. “Kemira is very pleased with our recent acquisition of the Aberdeen site, and we are quickly implementing our first expansion project to our initial dry […] [...]

New restaurant set to start R’evolution in Ridgeland

By Sarah Dill Reily Gov. Phil Bryant admitted he doesn’t make it to many restaurant announcements to sample gumbo. “This one is very special,” he said. One day earlier the governor was photographed cutting the ribbon on the NASA SpaceX testing partnership in Hancock County. This day, Bryant welcomed iconic chefs John Folse and Rick […] [...]

CHARLES RAFFERTY: Securing (or taking back) your identity

by Published: May 2,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi

The Federal Trade Commission recently reported in its Consumer Sentinel that identity theft complaints increased to 369,132 for the year ended December 31, 2012.  This appears to be a small number; but it grew by 25% over 2011.  As with other fraud schemes, experts generally agree that identity theft is extremely under-reported for a number […] [...]

Bryant signing kills sales tax rebates for new retail developments

A stroke of Gov. Phil; Bryant’s pen April 23 brought to a close Mississippi’s short-lived experiment in granting sales tax rebates to new retail shopping as a way to boost visitor numbers and create jobs. The Mississippi Development Authority so far has awarded up to $155 million in potential subsidies for three shopping malls since […] [...]

Passing the test … Mississippi’s economic development incentives must now prove their worth

The Pew Charitable Trusts has moved Mississippi to the front of the class among states with effective strategies for evaluating the value of taxpayer-supported incentives for economic development. Mississippi’s elevation to national leader from Pew’s laggard list just two years ago comes after Gov. Phil Bryant’s signing last week of House Bill 1365, the Economic […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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