Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Commerce’

Report: State sees slowest growth in consumer spending in nation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Overall consumer spending grew more slowly in Mississippi than in any other state in 2012, reflecting the state’s slow recovery from the recession. A report released yesterday by the U.S. Commerce Department finds overall personal consumption spending grew 2.5 percent in Mississippi in 2012, compared to 4.1 percent nationwide. With other figures […] [...]

Following Commerce ruling, Stion ramping up production

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules and provider of photovoltaic solar solutions, will increase manufacturing capacity of its next-generation Elevation Series CIGS solar modules for the second half of 2014, and continue to ramp up for increased 2015 demand precipitated by the news of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary tariffs […] [...]

Cotton to take center stage during MSU summit

STARKVILLE — From entrepreneurs to designers, anyone interested in cotton textiles will learn something more about the market at Mississippi State University’s upcoming Cotton Summit. The three-day free educational opportunity, April 22-24, will be held at locations throughout campus. Sessions will be led by a range of professionals who know the ins and outs of […] [...]

Seminar focused on trading in the Philippines to be offered next month

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce will present a seminar titled Exploring Business Opportunities in the Philippines April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the Collaboratory at the MS e-Center at Jackson State University, located at 1230 Raymond […] [...]

Senators urge Commerce to enforce antidumping of Asian fish

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mississippi’s senators are encouraging the U.S. Department of Commerce to uphold a fair trade decision that begins to protect U.S. catfish producers from underpriced frozen fish fillets from Vietnam. In a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, a bipartisan group of senators, including Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), […] [...]

Lawmakers believe disaster assistance will help oyster, crab industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) say they are optimistic that $10.9 million in disaster assistance awarded to Mississippi will help the state’s commercial oyster and blue crab industries recover from setbacks caused by flooding in 2011. Cochran, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Wicker, a […] [...]

Cochran welcomes Commerce antidumping decision, but wants more

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting the U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he feels will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce had […] [...]

Non-residential contractors finally hear good news

While there has been a fair amount of good news lately about a rebound in homebuilding in Mississippi and across the U.S., commercial contractors have been waiting impatiently for a little sunshine to come their way. Perhaps their long wait is over. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said C.J. “Buddy” Edens, president of the Mississippi chapter of […] [...]

Gulf shrimpers hail early success in bid to force tariffs on imports

Gulf shrimpers have persuaded the U.S. Department of Commerce to investigate whether foreign countries are subsidizing the dumping of shrimp on the U.S. market at prices that undercut shrimp harvesters based in Mississippi and elsewhere along the Gulf and South Atlantic. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries wants Southeast Asian and Central American competitors slapped […] [...]

Training center is earmarked for Gulf Coast

GULFPORT — The U.S. Department of Commerce will invest more than $2 million in a planned resort and hospitality training center at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Economic Development Administration (EDA), an agency within the Commerce Department, awarded the competitive grant […] [...]

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