Posts Tagged ‘Entrepreneurs’

BRENT CHRISTENSEN — Entrepreneurs: A vital fuel for Mississippi’s Economy

If you surveyed a hundred people and asked them what economic development is, I’m confident you would receive nearly 100 different answers. While they may be varied, the answers will likely be correct, just not complete. As the state’s lead economic development organization, Mississippi Development Authority is a lot of things to a lot of […] [...]

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Businesses secure more than $163M in federal contracts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In fiscal year 2011, more than $163.9 million in federal government contracts and modifications were awarded to Mississippi businesses certified in the U. S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) and HUBZone Programs, according to the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG). This activity occurred Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011. […] [...]

RSDecon showcases new facility at The Accelerator

HATTIESBURG — RSDecon recently hosted an open house of its patented Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL) that is produced at the University of Southern Mississippi’s materials science laboratory and business incubator, The Accelerator. RSDecon is a subsidiary of Bracco Diagnostics’ Healthcare Protective Products Division (HPPD). “I can tell you that one of the major selling […] [...]

Coast business incubator gets increased funding

MOSS POINT — Pascagoula officials have decided to restore its funding to the Jackson County Small Business Incubator. The city council voted yesterday to give the incubator the $10,000 that had been requested, up from the $2,500 the board originally approved. The Mississippi Press says the board was acting on the advice of City Manager […] [...]

SBA-Mississippi sets another quarterly record

JACKSON — The U. S. Small Business Administration Mississippi District Office has set another record for federal fiscal year 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011). A total of 749 loans were approved for Mississippi small businesses totaling a record $274,032,500. Janita R. Stewart, district director of the SBA in Mississippi, said, “We also […] [...]

Entrepreneurs selected for MTA’s New Venture Challenge

JACKSON — Three Jackson entrepreneurs were selected to compete in the 4th-Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge, organized by the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA). The annual competition was free and open to the public at the Jackson Convention Center located in downtown Jackson. Competitors include: Marla Group, of Jackson, which has a patented hooded hair dryer […] [...]

SBA to honor state’s best small businesses

by Published: April 28,2011

Tags: awards, Entrepreneurs, federal government, small business

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. SBA will hold a national celebration in May in Washington, D.C., to recognize the successes and achievements of top small business owners from across […] [...]

Finley pushing for passage of SEAP legislation

by Published: February 23,2011

Tags: employment, Entrepreneurs, jobs, unemployment

JACKSON — Jim Finley, owner of The Growth Coach in Jackson, is pushing for passage of Senate Bill 2770, which he says will be an incentive for aspiring entrepreneurs. The Self Employment Assistance Program, known as SEAP, allows eligible workers who lose their jobs to receive unemployment benefits while actively working to start a business. […] [...]

It’s time to invest in entrepreneurs

by Published: September 26,2010

Tags: Entrepreneurs, Nancy Lottridge Anderson

Mississippi has always been a laggard — the last to join the party and the last to leave the table. In 2009 national unemployment rates hit the 10 percent mark, but Mississippi managed to stay below average in this undesirable category. Within the last year, unemployment rates began to drop slightly, but Mississippi’s unemployment blew […] [...]

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