Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job

A back injury that prevented Carl Newman from entering the Phoenix police academy four decades ago led Newman to pursue a career that has him slated to become CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority on Jan. 2. Newman, 59, will take over running Jackson’s Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and other Jackson Municipal Airport […] [...]

Uber now available in Jackson

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

JACKSON — The ride-hailing company Uber has launched service in Jackson. Uber Technologies Inc. provides a smartphone app that allows people to order rides in privately driven cars instead of taxis. Uber drivers use their personal cars and often do it for extra cash to supplement their income at other jobs. The company said it […] [...]

DORSEY CARSON: Let’s do the simple but hard thing on infrastructure

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

As I walk door-to-door through neighborhoods during our campaign for Jackson City Council, there is one thing strikes me over and over: the vast quantity of treated water that I see running down our curbs, flooding our streets, and overloading our already-stressed sewer system.  To date, the solution to our water problems being proposed by […] [...]

Houston Bush International executive is new Jackson airport chief

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: airport, JACKSON, Mississippi, transportation

The general manager of Houston’s Bush International Airport is the new CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. Carl Newman is the first new airport chief in 24 years, replacing longtime CEO Dirk Vanderleest, who retire at the end of September. Newman comes to Jackson just two years after taking the general manager’s post at […] [...]

Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show 50th Anniversary Gala announced

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mississippi Fair Commission Executive Director Rick Reno will step back in time through half a century of the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River at the Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show 50th Anniversary Gala. The event will take place on February 10 at the Mississippi Trade […] [...]

4 companies honored with export awards

JACKSON — Four Mississippi companies have been honored for their success in maintaining or increasing export sales. The 2014 awards were presented Wednesday by Gov. Phil Bryant in Jackson. Columbus-based BankTEL Systems, provider of financial accounting and cash management software, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting in the service sector. Hattiesburg-based BioSoil Enhancers, […] [...]

Moody’s cites weak debt coverage in Jackson’s utilities bond downgrade, negative outlook

by Published: December 3,2014

Tags: JACKSON, Mississippi, Moody's, NEWS, water

In a move Jackson city officials say they expected, Moody’s Investors Services downgraded $239 million of the City’s outstanding water and sewage system revenue bonds from A1 to A2. Moody’s cited the financial position of the water and sewer enterprise fund in fiscal 2013, specifically weak debt service coverage in FY 2013, as the key […] [...]

Mississippi Capitol in midst of $8.3M restoration

by Published: December 1,2014

Tags: Business, Capitol, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — The Mississippi Capitol is undergoing an $8.3 million restoration designed to help keep it in good working condition for generations to come. Crews have been working several months on the 111-year-old structure, and their efforts will continue even after the legislative session starts in January. “Anytime you have an old building, especially one […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — 10 essential tips for B2B marketing success in a digital economy

If you’re a small-to midsize-sized business (SMB) and in the business-to-business (B2B) space, you know how challenging the digital revolution has been for marketing and branding. Not long ago, a sale needed some sort of human interaction – even with the web. Now, from fact-finding to brand-relationship building, your customers rely on the Internet to […] [...]

Can Metrocenter rise from the ashes? Again

by Published: November 19,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, mall, Metrocenter, Mississippi, NEWS, sears

Jackson’s 36-year-old Metrocenter Mall is set for yet another second act. This one will be stage managed by a group of veteran Kansas retail developers from Colby Capital and Walter Morris Cos. as well as Jackson commercial real estate broker Scott Overby. They have adopted the name Jackson Commons, LLC. The Kansas developers have redone […] [...]

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