Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

State study concludes minimum wage hike could clobber job market, slow economic growth

by Published: May 19,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, jobs, Mississippi, Washington

Putting significantly more money into the pockets of Mississippi’s lowest paid workers through a minimum  wage increase to $10.10 an hour could actually deal a hard blow to the state’s jobs picture, personnel income levels and a key indicator of economic health, Gross Domestic Product. So says a report by the University Research Center of […] [...]

Start it up! Budding entrepreneurs to compete next week

by Published: May 9,2014

Tags: Business, education, JACKSON, Mississippi

Prospective business owners’ dreams and plans will be on the clock next week during a high-energy competition offered through Innovate Mississippi. Startup Weekend Jackson, now in its third year, will be held May 16-18 at Millsaps College. Dozens of entrepreneurs and a group of mentors/coaches are expected to be on hand for the 54-hour marathon […] [...]

THE SPIN CYCLE: Tap into the 10 best sentences from literature

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: Business, Deane Smith, JACKSON, Mississippi

The Spin Cycle is always on the lookout for the best turns of phrase — and how words are strung together on paper to make a lasting impact on our everyday lives. So, when publications like American Scholar focuses on the craft of writing, it sets my Wordsmith heart racing. Recently, the editors of the […] [...]

35 years and still printing — Mississippi Business Journal working on fourth decade in business

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, journalism, media, Mississippi

In August 1979, a new business-focused, statewide newspaper hit the newsstand for the first time. Dubbed the Mississippi Business Journal, that first issue dealt with transportation issues, oil and gas exploration and the upcoming gubernatorial election as well as offering people in the news, business briefs, editorials and more. The frequency of the publication would […] [...]

Big job ahead for state economists in assessing business incentives

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics

The University Research Center and its economists are accustomed to analyzing the effectiveness of incentives for specific economic development projects. They are about to enter some more challenging analysis territory. The Legislature is on the verge of requiring periodic evaluations of the value of tax credits, sales tax rebates and other incentives the Mississippi Development […] [...]

THE SPIN CYCLE with Todd Smith — Under Armor got caught with its pants down

by Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, Deane Smith, JACKSON, Mississippi, Nashville, Tennessee

The Winter Olympics was supposed to put Under Armour on the branding podium, but instead the fiasco with the U.S. speed skating team unis flushed it down the half pipe faster than you can say Shawn White. For this venerable sports apparel brand, the games became a global wardrobe malfunction that made us all forget […] [...]

District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way

by Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, Eastover, Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi

Developers of the $115 million District at Eastover mixed-use development say financing has been secured and a groundbreaking is imminent for the project that was to start construction last summer. Ted Duckworth, a principal of The District Land Development Co., is promising to bring a combination of shops, restaurants, hotel, theater, offices and loft residences […] [...]

Chris Anderson takes over as CEO at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson

by Published: February 24,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, JACKSON, Mississippi

Chris Anderson, CEO of Singing River Health System (SRHS) since 1998, has left to take a similar position at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. Anderson originally came to SRHS in 1994 as controller. He steadily moved through the administrative ranks until being appointed CEO on June 1, 1998. Kevin Holland, currently COO/operations, has been named […] [...]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Whole Foods is a good buy

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, Ted Carter, Whole Foods

Editor: Ahead of the pending opening of Whole Foods Market in Jackson, Ted Carter wrote in a column that John Mackey, founder and co-chief executive officer of Whole Foods, has put his “ego ahead of shareholders” due to Mackey’s statements in opposition to the Affordable Care Act.    Mr. Carter’s piece had many statements about Mr. Mackey […] [...]

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