Tag Archives: Economic Development

German automotive component-maker breaks ground in Delta

September 24, 2013

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A German automotive components company has broken ground in the Delta for a new plant. Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Feuer Powertrain GmbH held an announcement and groundbreaking ceremony today in Tunica at the future site of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations. The project represents a $140-million corporate investment and will create 300 new […]

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Cashing in on Grant’s march to Vicksburg

September 19, 2013

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One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. […]

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Casino taking gamble — proposes to move gaming inland in Port City

September 18, 2013

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Talk about your radical ideas. A group is proposing to move the gaming operations of Greenville’s Trop Casino inland, and in its place add a new restaurant and create an outdoor entertainment area that is family-friendly. More surprising still, the proposal is from the casino itself. Trop Casino in Greenville, along with its parent, Las […]

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Outlets of Mississippi to host two-day job fair

September 3, 2013

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More than 55 Outlets of Mississippi retailers will be on hand to interview potential store employees when the new shopping destination hosts a two-day job fair Oct. 5-6. Interested candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes to pass on to outlet retailers in attendance. Participating retailers include: · Adidas · Aeropostale · American Eagle […]

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Outlets of Mississippi reveals tenant line-up with addition of 19 newly-announced brands

August 15, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Outlets of Mississippi, a 325,000 square foot outlet shopping destination that will celebrate its grand opening beginning November 14, is announcing a collection of 19 additional merchants that have joined its tenant roster, the Mississippi Business Journal first reported Thursday. “As we near the completion of construction, we are delighted to welcome […]

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Panelists announced for governor’s health care summit

July 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit has announced panelists for the morning sessions of the event, with over 300 attendees registered so far. Governor Phil Bryant will host the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit Thursday, August 15 at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event, which will focus on the objectives […]

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Mississippi Main Street announces 2013 award winners

June 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 24th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson. The presentation of awards was made by MMSA Executive Director Bob Wilson and 2013-2014 Board President Joey Hudnall. “This year’s award winners reflect the commitment of many individuals and groups […]

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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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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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Gov. Bryant announces $69 million in Gulf restoration projects

May 2, 2013

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JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant today announced $69 million in early restoration projects for the Mississippi Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The projects are part of early restoration activities identified as “Phase III” of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and bring Mississippi’s early restoration total to $82.6 million. “From day one […]

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