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Hattiesburg counts on a good football team to create good business

The University of Southern Mississippi’s football program just finished an 0-12 season. It cost first-year coach Ellis Johnson his job. That won’t be the only fallout, though. Businesses that depend on traffic generated by football games in Hattiesburg have had a rough fall, too. John Neal, Keg and Barrel, usually stays busy with the catering […] [...]

MDA reports tourism generated nearly $6B in expenditures in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tourism in Mississippi generated expenditures of $5.97 billion from 20.8 million visitors in fiscal year 2011 (July 2010-July 2011), according to figures released by the Tourism division of the Mississippi Development Authority. During that same period, tourism contributed $438.4 million to the state’s tax coffers. These and other figures are available in […] [...]

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