Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

Rollback of environmental regs might not be best move for Republican Congress

Some environmental groups are warning that the Republican takeover of Congress could result in a major attack on environmental regulations. Mitch McConnell from coal-heavy Kentucky, expected to be the new Senate Majority Leader, has said his top priority next year is to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But the Republican election victories won’t […] [...]

A vision for the future of Mississippi health care

S everal hundred business and civic leaders gathered this week at the Jackson Country Club for MCEDA & the Madison County Business League’s 2014 Vision Celebration.  This year’s theme was health care, and 2 awards were presented at the event. Jan Collins, executive director of the Madison County Business League, opened the ceremony with a […] [...]

Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap

By Jack weatherly jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com   Finding a buyer for the idled KiOR biofuels plant at Columbus would be a tough sell, according to Pavel Molchanov, an equity analyst who had covered Pasadena, Texas-based KiOR Inc. until it filed for bankruptcy protection on Nov. 9. The state will be fortunate to recoup 10 percent to 15 […] [...]

State’s new banking chief Charlotte Corley has deep roots in the business

by Published: November 20,2014

Tags: banking, Business, Charlotte Corley, Mississippi

Mississippi’s bankers should have no difficulty recognizing the name of the state’s new banking commissioner. Gulfport native Charlotte Corley has been a bank regulator in Mississippi her entire working life, having joined the Department of Banking & Consumer Finance as a bank examiner in 1985. She became banking division director in 2000, after a 13-year […] [...]

THE NEXT CHAPTER — Wally Northway ending a ‘great ride’ chronicling Mississippi’s business stories

Greenville native Wally Northway had written a lot of songs but never a news story when he ventured into newspapering at the Mississippi Business Journal in 1997 after a career as a college administrator. A few thousand stories later, the soon-to-retire business journalist can lay claim to a career well spent. “I always felt like […] [...]

Bryant’s budget targets county, city road & bridge repairs

by Published: November 20,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, transportation

Gov. Phil Bryant’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget allocates $52 million to counties and cities for road and bridge maintenance, but leaves it to legislators to hash out an allocation for repairs on state roads and bridges. Bryant’s budget message proposes the $52 million as a follow-up to last year’s $32 million earmark for the Office […] [...]

Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for using SkyTel technology

by Published: November 19,2014

Tags: Apple, Business, Mississippi, SkyTel, WorldCom

Apple Inc. has been ordered to pay a Texas company $23.6 million for using without permission patents and technology developed in the 1990s by SkyTel, formerly based in Jackson and owned by now-defunct WorldCom. Bloomberg News reported that patents developed for the SkyTel network and owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC are valid and were […] [...]

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 […] [...]

(UPDATE) Appeals Court upholds awarding of CON for hospital

BILOXI — Harrison HMA, owners of Gulf Coast Medical Center, has won a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of its plan to build a new hospital in Biloxi. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project in 2012. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication […] [...]

LTE: With tax cuts, Gov. Bryant dismissive of least of us

  Editor, Gov. Bryant’s plan to cut taxes is an irresponsible and callous appeal to the worst instincts of Mississippians – personal gain at the expense of the greater good. Our state rates last or near last in too many categories to list and “extra” money could be used to at least make some attempt […] [...]

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