Archive | December 4th, 2011

Cities realize hike-bike trails good for local economy

December 4, 2011

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>> MDOT awards $3 million for metro area improvements Cities are realizing that hike and bike trails are not only important for citizens’ quality of life but are also a powerful economic development tools. Recently, the cities of Jackson, Ridgeland and Flowood received a collective total of $3.1 million for pedestrian trail enhancements awarded through […]

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Build or lease? New study may help guide state’s decisions

December 4, 2011

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A facilities study that could guide the State of Mississippi’s policies for accommodating its office and other operational needs is expected to be completed before the Christmas holidays. International commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is wrapping up work on the second part of a study whose initial phase led to a recommendation to […]

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Reluctance to be first makes food trucks no shows for now

December 4, 2011

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Monique Davis, who doubles as owner and chef of Lumpkins Barbeque on Raymond Road, thought about taking her barbecue and Southern cuisine on the road after the Jackson City Council gave the green light for food trucks to operate in the city. But she’s doing what it seems other potential food truck operators are also […]

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