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MBJ: Indiana’s take on Mississippi manufacturing is self serving, at best

June 18, 2013

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Indiana has employed a scorched earth economic development strategy of degrading the manufacturing and logistical capabilities of its Midwestern neighbors and Southern competitors such as Mississippi. While generously pointing out all the shortcomings of others the Hoosier State goes up against in the economic development arena, the study sponsored by Conexus Indiana — the state’s […]

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State task force examining pluses, minuses of Internet sales tax

June 18, 2013

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A state task force is quietly taking a hard look at the pros and cons of forcing Internet retailers to comply with a Mississippi law that mandates they collect sales taxes on items they sell online to buyers in the state. A key question is whether taxing cyber sales is a true pot of gold […]

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Report: Mississippi manufacturing hindered by state’s poor educational levels of workforce

June 18, 2013

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As first reported by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Mississippi’s manufacturing sector is being held back by its dismal record of educational achievement as the state received average grades for manufacturing and logistics, says a new report from Ball State University. » Read the Mississippi Business Journal’s opinion on this report The 2013 Manufacturing and […]

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Biloxi council moves closer to selling stadium bonds

June 18, 2013

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The Biloxi City Council took another step Tuesday in an effort to attract a minor league baseball team to the city by passing a resolution to issue $21 million in general obligation bonds to help finance a $35 million a $35 million stadium. The measure passed 4-2. There was no significant opposition to Major A.J. […]

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FAA fiscal ’14 budget would keep threatened Mississippi air control towers open

June 18, 2013

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s budget for fiscal 2014 assumes an end to the federal fiscal sequester and proposes including money to keep open 149 contract air traffic control towers around the country, including five in Mississippi, previously targeted for loss of FAA funding. The tower funding is proposed to continue under the FAA’s fiscal 2014 […]

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Jackson doctor mixes medicine with thriller writing

June 18, 2013

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Editor’s Note: Darden North will have his first official signing for “Wiggle Room” at Lemuria Books in Jackson’s Banner Hall on July 20 from 1:00-3:00 PM. The event is sponsored by the Sartoris Literary Group and will also include a headline signing of “Scotty & Elvis” by Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore. Jackson OB/GYN Darden North’s […]

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MS Main Street Association hosts 24th annual awards

June 18, 2013

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JACKSON- The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will celebrate the achievements of Mississippi Main Street communities and member towns at its Annual Awards Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, June 20 at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the association. A scholarship auction will be held from 10:30 […]

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