Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Mississippi’

MBJ EDITORIAL: Signs point to costly provincialism in demise of Landmark

Sticking it to your neighbor can be a gratifying exercise for some Mississippi legislators — especially when they aren’t personally writing the checks that cover the cost of the sticking. Which brings us to the sticking leaders of the Mississippi House of Representatives gave Jackson and the state’s taxpayers on April 3, the last day […] [...]

Mississippi legislative committee deadline sorts out winners, losers

The recent legislative committee deadline proved at least one thing: There are varying degrees of “alive” at the Capitol. For most of the past few sessions, Derrick Surrette and officials at the Mississippi Association of Supervisors have pushed for language clarifying rules tax assessors follow when calculating ad valorem tax bills for Section 42 housing […] [...]

Assessing Metropolitan’s market timing: Experienced risk takers pulled it off

It’s not like founder Curt Gabardi and his Metropolitan Bank partners decided to sell popsicles in an ice storm. But starting a bank as the nation’s financial sector verged on falling off a cliff? “Whether intentional or by chance, in a warped kind of way they probably picked the best time in the world to […] [...]

Habers named 2012 Business Woman of the Year

Dana Habers — Chief Executive Officer for University Physicians in Jackson — has been named the Mississippi Business Journal 2012 Business Woman of the Year. The announcement was made in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson. As CEO of one of the largest hospitals in the state, Dana E. […] [...]

Willoughby: Strategic investment — Grantham has worked for greater good of community

Leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, we heard a lot about Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis being the host facility. Lucas Oil, founded by Indiana native Forrest Lucas, is obviously committed to its community. The company paid $120 million for the naming rights to the stadium in 2006 for a twenty year period. As I […] [...]

Q&A: Paul Lacoste, owner, Paul Lacoste Sports

Paul Lacoste, owner of Paul Lacoste Sports, has dubbed himself “Mississippi’s Coach” and has a passion for getting Mississippians healthy. Lacoste grew up in Jackson and played football at Mississippi State University, where he also earned a master’s degree in sports administration and exercise science. He has played for the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Bryant, others should concentrate on issues, not media

Gov. Phil Bryant was quick to lay blame at the feet of the national and statewide media for Mississippi’s poor race-relations image at the recent Mission Mississippi Governor’s Prayer Luncheon. Bryant said that the national media must have been champing at the bit to see if he, a white Republican, and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, […] [...]

Cities realize hike-bike trails good for local economy

Cities are realizing that hike and bike trails are not only important for citizens’ quality of life but are also a powerful economic development tools. Recently, the cities of Jackson, Ridgeland and Flowood received a collective total of $3.1 million for pedestrian trail enhancements awarded through the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Jackson received $1.1 million […] [...]

Clock ticking on quest for Go-Zone bonds for hotel

TCI Realty of Dallas, a prospective partner with the City of Jackson on a convention center hotel, is racing the clock to gain a $70.1 million share of Mississippi’s tax-exempt Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds before they expire Dec. 31. Meanwhile, the nearly $100 million project faces a council increasingly skeptical about inheriting a development partner […] [...]

Standard building on track; no comment on Riverwalk

Riverwalk and Town Lake would feature a mile-long, concrete lined canal in Jackson   The second of Jackson developer David Watkins’ downtown renovation projects is still on track to meet its target completion date. Brad Franklin, director of entertainment for Watkins Partners, said last week that the 21-story historic Standard Life office building that will […] [...]

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