Archive | October, 2011

Competitors react to C Spire’s deal with Apple for iPhone 4S

October 21, 2011

0 Comments

The market fallout from C Spire’s iPhone deal and how that will affect its competitors, large and small, remains to be seen. Stocks for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile closed at a loss the same day the partnership was announced. AT&T and Sprint representatives had no comment on the deal at press time. Verizon Wireless spokeswoman […]

Continue reading...

DNC Chairman: Dupree “Tremendous Source of Pride” for Democratic Party

October 21, 2011

0 Comments

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is wrapping a two-day visit to Mississippi to show support for Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree’s bid for the Governor’s Mansion. The Florida congresswoman praised Dupree’s job creation record and said that as governor Dupree would “move the needle” and take Mississippi from last to first. “We both want […]

Continue reading...

MBJ-TV Launches Video Vault

October 20, 2011

0 Comments

The Mississippi Business Journal’s popular Internet video series MBJ-TV now has a new home. Fans of MBJ-TV can now visit the Video Vault at msbusiness.com/video for the latest videos or to scroll through our online archive. Video streaming is free and episodes are posted weekly. MBJ-TV videos include breaking news coverage, newsmaker interviews and special […]

Continue reading...

Parkway makes Great Place to Work ranking

October 20, 2011

0 Comments

Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) has been ranked No. 10 on the Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur list. This year’s ranking is Parkway’s highest-ever placement in the competition and it is also the fifth time and fourth consecutive year the company has been included on the nationwide list. Great Place to Work […]

Continue reading...

Parkway Properties headquarters moving to Fla.

October 20, 2011

0 Comments

Company has new management team Downtown Orlando, Fla. is expected to become the headquarters early next year for Jackson’s Parkway Properties Inc. Senior level management will transfer, but most of Parkway’s Jackson employees will stay in Mississippi. Company chairman Jim Heistand, who will become CEO Jan. 1, announced the change to the Orlando Sentinel Monday […]

Continue reading...

Experian gives Jackson nation’s 2nd worst credit score

October 17, 2011

1 Comment

Jackson can be thankful for Harlingen, Texas. Without Harlingen, the Mississippi capital would have the nation’s worst Experian credit score. The credit reporting bureau gives Harlingen a national low of 686 and Jackson a second place 701, based on the credit history of residents. Corpus Christi, Texas, is knocking at the door of second-place, with […]

Continue reading...

Eat Healthy Miss. initiative underway

October 17, 2011

0 Comments

>> Miss. Hospitality & Restaurant Association connecting growers, restaurants The new Eat Healthy Mississippi initiative, which will connect local growers to restaurants and promote healthy eating, is underway. The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA) recently learned it had received a grant of more than $83,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With the help […]

Continue reading...

Sales tax growth ‘very worrying,’ Ms. senior economist warns

October 16, 2011

0 Comments

That spring dip in both the national and Mississippi economy lingered in the Magnolia State through the summer, causing Mississippians to slow their retail spending. September spending showed a slight rise but still fell short of estimates. The state Department of Revenue reports sales tax revenues for July and August dropped below the same months […]

Continue reading...

Ms. Public Policy Center argues state can rollback public workers’ retirement benefits

October 16, 2011

0 Comments

A Mississippi-based organization that advocates limited government has weighed in on the Mississippi Public Employee Retirement System solvency issue with a call for rollbacks in retirement benefits for some state workers. In a legal brief submitted to a study commission created to study possible reform of PERS, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy challenges state […]

Continue reading...

Business leaders’ Blueprint 2011 puts priority on Creative Economy effort

October 13, 2011

0 Comments

Mississippi’s strengthened economic development position has equipped it to become a player in the “Creative Economy,” a pursuit that involves fostering the creation and expansion of knowledge-based business that range from high-tech to film making to capitalizing on the Magnolia State’s cultural and historic heritage. So says the Blueprint Mississippi 2011 in a list of […]

Continue reading...