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MBJ November 1st Digital Edition

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MBJ October 25th Digital Edition

by MBJ Staff Published: October 24,2013

Tags: MBJ, MBJ Focus Architects & Engineers, Mississippi Business Journal, technology

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 total awards at MPA newspaper convention

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including the General Excellence award during the weekend in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Award convention at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi. It was the second time in three years the MBJ has won the General Excellence award. Staff writer Ted Carter won a first place in the  prized […] [...]

Offensive launched against bogus contractors

A new anti-contractor fraud campaign is underway with a two-fold goal — educate Mississippi consumers on the best practices when choosing a contractor, particularly in the wake of a natural disaster, and give would-be bogus contractors a stern warning that preying on vulnerable homeowners will not be tolerated. “In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in […] [...]

HARDWICK: Economic growth in Mississippi: It’s past, present and future

by Ross Reily Published: May 10,2013

Tags: economic development, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Phil Hardwick

Economic development, which is generally defined as the process of creating wealth in a community, continues to evolve. In this column we will discuss a bit of Mississippi economic development history, where it stands now and what the future might hold. PAST — The genesis of Mississippi’s formal economic development effort as we know it […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Reshoring output requires STEM input

by Ross Reily Published: May 10,2013

Tags: Bill Crawford, finance, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, taxes

Reshoring is the catchy name used to describe efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. It includes the return of jobs “off-shored” or “out-sourced” by U.S. companies as well as jobs brought to America by direct foreign investment. While General Electric, Caterpillar and Ford have brought jobs back to the U.S., we see more […] [...]

TROTTER: Estate and financial planning fundamentals

by Ross Reily Published: May 10,2013

Tags: finance, Ike Trotter, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

For this column, we will discuss those areas of estate and financial planning for the age group I will refer as “age 50 and older.” Obviously, we’re dealing with a wide age span for people in this group that pairs those of the World War II generation along with the Baby Boomer generation that followed […] [...]

Southern Gaming Summit: Tribal gaming growing in the South

BILOXI — Tribal gaming is expanding in the Southern region of the U.S. with the addition of gaming space, hotels and amenities such as spas, to keep gamblers longer and the casinos profitable for tribe members. Session attendees heard regional reports from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina and Oklahoma Wednesday at the Southern Gaming Summit […] [...]

Bennett: Mississippi has a lottery; it just needs to be enacted

From the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, here’s what state Rep. Richard Bennett, chairman of the House gaming committee says about the state’s stance on lotteries. “A lot of people don’t realize that in 1992, there was a referendum for a lottery in Mississippi and it passed, and they amended the constitution. So it’s legal […] [...]

UPDATE: Department of Justice, Boston police deny bombing arrest

by Ross Reily Published: April 17,2013

Tags: Boston marathon, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, running

UPDATE … The FBI said no arrests have been made in the Boston Marathon bombing, despite widespread earlier reports that a suspect was in custody in Monday’s deadly attack. Paul Bresson, a spokesman for the FBI, based in Washington, also pleaded with reporters to verify their information through “appropriate official channels” since inaccurate reporting can […] [...]

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