Posts Tagged ‘government’

State to end sales tax on interest paid on store-financed merchandise

by Ted Carter Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi, Politics, taxes

Toting the note just got easier for Mississippi car dealers and other merchants who finance their customers’ purchases. Gov. Phil Bryant’s signing of House Bill 260 Tuesday puts a July 1 end to sales taxes on interest and other finance charges at buy-here-pay-here retail locations, including auto dealerships and furniture and appliance stores that arrange […] [...]

MDA’s Entrepreneur Center in new first floor space in Woolfolk

by Ted Carter Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi, money, Politics

The Mississippi Development Authority’s Entrepreneur Center has relocated to the Woolfolk Building’s first-floor in a move designed to make the Center and its resources more accessible to people who want to get a business off the ground. » READ MORE: Entrepreneur Center: Helping you find your corner of commerce Project managers will work from cubicles just […] [...]

DOR: State’s general fund stands to lose more than $100 million annually through the new tax apportionment rules

by Ted Carter Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, finances, government, Mississippi, money, Politics, taxes

A bill to limit how and when the Mississippi Department of Revenue can use a market-based taxing method in calculating the tax bills of multistate businesses in the state passed the Legislature Tuesday morning. Legislators also put limits on the DOR’s authority to demand multistate companies provide combined tax returns. The DOR has insisted on […] [...]

Troy Ross, Barry Cumbest selected as Jackson County officers

by MBJ Staff Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, government, Jackson County, Mississippi

Jackson County supervisors have elected Troy Ross to lead the board as president for the coming year and Barry Cumbest to be vice president. Ross represents the west side of the county — parts of Ocean Springs, St. Martin and Latimer. Cumbest represents Vancleave and the northeast Jackson County.   [...]

Capital Towers picked for Secretary of State annex office

by Ted Carter Published: January 17,2014

Tags: building, Business, government, Mississippi, Politics

Downtown Jackson will gain up to 90 new office workers with the expected move of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s annex office to the 20-story Capital Towers, 125 South Congress Street. The state was expected to sign a lease Wednesday for approximately 31,000 square feet on the 16th and 17th floors and a portion of […] [...]

Webb: Government is state’s top employer

JACKSON — State economist Darrin Webb says government is Mississippi’s largest employer these days. That’s a big change from 20 years ago, when manufacturing held the top spot in the state. Webb says Mississippi lost manufacturing jobs after the North American Free Trade Agreement was put in place in the 1990s. Webb told House Appropriations […] [...]

MDA promotes Nash Nunnery

by MBJ Staff Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, economic development, economy, government, Mississippi

Mississippi Development Authority public relations specialist Nash Nunnery has been promoted to development specialist with the agency’s Entrepreneurial Center under the Existing Industries & Business Division. In his new role, Nunnery will help new and established Mississippi entrepreneurs with all aspects of their operation, from business plans to branding. Nunnery joined MDA in June 2010 […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY — Continuing education for Danny Miller, who finds success through learning

by Martin Willoughby Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, government, Miller, Mississippi

O ne of the key characteristics of leaders I have studied is a strong desire to learn. They continually seek ways to better themselves and those around them. Best-selling author Brian Tracy said, “Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work […] [...]

MARTY WISEMAN — The demise of civic understanding

by Marty Wiseman Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi, social science

It is that time in the school year when one who has spent the better part of three decades teaching government takes stock of the enthusiasm students have for that topic. There is cause for concern and that concern seems to deepen noticeably with each passing year. Time was that a topic casually introduced to […] [...]

Hosemann chooses Doug Davis

by MBJ Staff Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has hired DeSoto County native Doug Davis to serve as chief of staff for the agency. Davis represented DeSoto County in the Mississippi Senate for seven years, where he served as chairman for both the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Universities and Colleges Committee. After his tenure in the Senate, […] [...]

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