Posts Tagged ‘government’

Capital Towers picked for Secretary of State annex office

by 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 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 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 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 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, […] [...]

Brad White new chief of staff for state auditor

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi

State Auditor Stacey Pickering has hired Brad White as his new chief of staff. White, a former chairman of the state Republican Party, had handling legislative affairs and constituent services for Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey. Posey switched to the GOP in December 2010 when White was chairman. Bill Pope, who has been […] [...]

Federal Reserve chief promises regulations that reflect realities of community banking

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: banking, Business, finance, government, Mississippi

» Fed report includes summary of Mississippi bankers’ town conducted by state’s chief banking regulator Mississippi’s community bankers earlier this month heard a promise from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the Fed would craft supervisory polices and regulations “appropriately scaled to banks’ size and complexity.” That’s encouraging news for the state’s small, independent banks […] [...]

UPDATED: Farish St. issue heading to court to settle JRA objections on developer lien

JACKSON, Mississippi – Liens filed recently by the Farish Group to protect what it says is its several million dollars of expenditures in the stalled Farish Street redevelopment project has been met with a lawsuit from the Jackson Redevelopment Authority, the city agency that booted Farish Group from the project earlier this month. Lance Stevens, […] [...]

Applications being accepted for new SMART rebate program

JACKSON — Applications are now being accepted for the Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business Act (SMART Business Act) rebate program. The SMART Business Act was adopted during the 2013 Legislative Session to stimulate private investment in research and development through partnerships with Mississippi Public Universities; develop the competitiveness of Mississippi companies; and improve the […] [...]

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