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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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MCDILL: Mississippi needs me

May 2, 2013

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No one in my family is actually from Mississippi. While my father grew up in Jackson, he was born in Alaska thanks to my grandfather’s Army posting there. My mother is from Atlanta. I was born in New Orleans. My brother was born in Virginia. Like so many others, I’m one of those “not from […]

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Belhaven University to break ground on international center

April 22, 2013

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Belhaven University officials will break ground Friday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the addition of a new international center. The Dr. Billy Kim International Center will be an 18,000 square foot facility located in the center of campus and is projected to cost $4 million. Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University, said, […]

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MDA: Mississippi businesses invited to business missions to Costa Rica, Panama

April 19, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of Mississippi businesses on a business development mission to San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama from July 14-20, 2013. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi companies looking to expand trade and create new business relationships with opportunities in the two markets. “In recent […]

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JPD announces overall crime drop for Capitol City

March 27, 2013

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From the City of Jackson: Preliminary information released by the Jackson Police Department detailed that overall crime in Jackson has decreased 16.2% year-to-date. Total property crime has dropped by 17.6% and violent crime has decreased 9% year-to-date as compared to this same time last year. In property crime, the most significant decreases were seen in […]

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MBJ ANALYSIS: Businessman promising $1.1 billion steel plant in Arkansas has failed to deliver on big projects announced in Mississippi

January 31, 2013

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By BECKY GILLETTE John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County in northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s […]

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Dust off those ice skates, Madison opens temporary holiday rink

November 19, 2012

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There may be a tree in the Grand Hotel but what about an ice skating rink in the downtown square? That’s easier sung than done in Mississippi, where the record high on December 25th is 78°. There hasn’t been a place to ice skate in the Greater Jackson area since The Park on Lakeland Drive […]

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Silicor will miss deadline; future uncertain

November 16, 2012

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COLUMBUS — Lowndes County officials say they have been told by Silicor that its metal production and purification facility will not meet its Dec. 31 start date. Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley tells the Commercial Dispatch that the announcement came during a meeting this week. In August, Lowndes County supervisors extended a Sept. 2 starting […]

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