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Crawford: Mississippi’s Bryant Turning Manufacturing Trends Around

August 12, 2013

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By Bill Crawford The peak in manufacturing jobs over the past 20 years in Mississippi occurred during the third year of Governor Kirk Fordice’s administration. In 1994 jobs in manufacturing industries averaged 261,000, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Since then, average annual jobs in manufacturing have trended down, with two rare exceptions. […]

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Rep. Bennie Thompson to host CMS regional director for district discussion on Affordable Care

June 25, 2013

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Bennie Thompson has announced that he will host Dr. Renard Murray, Regional Administrator for the CMS Atlanta Regional Office, on July 2, in Mississippi. Dr. Murray will discuss Affordable Care exchange implementation and how it will affect Mississippi hospital administrators, physicians, businesses, and other stakeholders. “I want Mississippi to succeed, and […]

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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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Out among the stars: Mississippi banks show strength with top Bauer ratings

June 10, 2013

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By Ted Carter Highlighting the strong stability of Mississippi’s banks, Bauer Financial has awarded five-star “Superior” ratings to over half of the state’s banks for their first-quarter performance, including two of the largest banks — Hancock Bank and Trustmark Bank. Two other major Mississippi banking entities — Birmingham-based Regions Bank and Tupelo’s Bancorp South — […]

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(VIDEO) Alex Laskey: Amazing and easy way to lower your energy bill

June 4, 2013

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What’s a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. In this Ted Talk, Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior can make us all better, wiser energy users, with lower bills to prove it. Alex Laskey helps power companies to help their customers cut down […]

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(VIDEO) Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

April 23, 2013

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As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers […]

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(VIDEO) Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

April 23, 2013

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The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? In this Ted Talk, economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can’t innovate our […]

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Is motivation more important than money? Dan Ariely makes the case

April 10, 2013

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Making money ain’t everything. Before you e-mail me and tell me I am crazy, watch this TED Talk from Behavioral economist Dan Ariely. He lays out the argument that what motivates us to work isn’t necessarily money or joy. Instead, it would appear that most of us thrive on meaning more than money. Making constant progress […]

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What should Gov. Bryant talk about in State of State address?

January 21, 2013

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As he begins his second year in office, Gov. Phil Bryant will talk directly to lawmakers at the State Capitol and to the Mississippi people via broadcast in his annual State of the State address tomorrow evening. We’ve polled our readers and asked them which of four topics they most wanted to hear the governor […]

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