Posts Tagged ‘report’

New report on Delta shows small businesses creating most jobs

by Published: November 19,2012

Tags: economic development, employee, employment, federal, job, report, work, worker

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Locally-owned Delta small businesses have provided nearly all new net jobs over the past two decades, new private sector economic data released shows. The report is published in conjunction with Small Business Saturday and National Entrepreneurship Month. The new report, “Jobs and Small Businesses: Job creation and loss in the federally designated […] [...]

Okla. makes biggest jump, but Miss. still tops diabetes ranking

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report. It is Mississippi, though, that still has the highest rate of diabetes. The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled, and Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama also saw dramatic increases […] [...]

Railroad outlines sustainability efforts in new report

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. has issued its fifth-annual corporate sustainability report, documenting progress on the railroad’s efforts to reduce its business impacts on the environment. The 2012 report can be found on Norfolk Southern’s environmental website, www.nssustainability.com. It highlights advances made in the five years since the company launched a sustainability program with […] [...]

New water management strategy could save farmers money

STONEVILLE — Ten years of research indicates that a water management strategy can save rice producers money on fuel and conserve water without hurting yields. Joe Massey, a scientist with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, has focused his career on water […] [...]

Report: Coast businesses more optimistic on economy

Director of research and policy Scott King and the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation have released the quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence report for the third quarter 2012. “Business leaders see a modestly improving Gulf Coast economy,” said Jack Norris, president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. “It will be interesting to conduct […] [...]

Drop in tax collections blamed on computer system swap

by Published: October 15,2012

Tags: collection, computer, hardware, report, system, tax, taxpayer, technology

JACKSON — A computer conversion at the Mississippi Department of Revenue delayed some revenue collections from being posted and contributed to a report that showed a September drop in tax collections. Agency spokeswoman Kathy Waterbury tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal during the “time-out” for conversion to the new system, tax returns were not posted […] [...]

Report: City dumping billions of gallons of sewage into river

JACKSON — The city of Jackson released more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage — enough to fill four NFL stadiums — into the Pearl River system over the last four years, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Analysis of reports filed with the state Department of Environmental Quality indicate that Jackson bypassed treatment […] [...]

BEA: State sees significant jump in personal income

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Finally, some good news about Mississippi’s economy. Personal income grew at a 1.2 percent annual rate in 2012′s second quarter, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis said today. That’s sixth-highest among the states. Personal income grew 1 percent nationwide. Workplace earnings and government payments grew faster than the nation, while dividend, interest […] [...]

Analysis: Nearly all tar balls in Alabama from BP spill

GULF COAST — A new chemical analysis shows that virtually all the tar balls now washing on to the Alabama coast are directly linked to the BP oil spill more than two years ago. The report by Auburn University says that tar balls caused by the spill are hundreds to thousands of times more common […] [...]

FNC: U.S. home prices up year-over-year for first time since bust

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates U.S. residential property values continue to climb, capturing a fifth consecutive monthly gain as the result of rising demand. More notably the index shows that for the first time since the housing market collapsed in 2007, home prices are beginning to recover on a year-over-year basis, […] [...]

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