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Event looks to put businesses in vacant downtown buildings

October 10, 2013

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Two economic development organizations and a public university have teamed up for an event aimed at matching businesses with available sites in Natchez. On Nov. 9, “Possibilities Tour: Turning Deserted Spaces into Dynamic Places” will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Natchez, and will showcase 12 vacant buildings on Main and Franklin streets […]

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Swoope getting a nice raise in the Sunshine State

October 9, 2013

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Nobody ever accused Gray Swoope of leaving Mississippi to become the head economic developer in Florida because of the money, but his wallet is probably fixing to become fatter — much fatter — soon. According to a piece from The Associated Press, Swoope, former leader of the Mississippi Development Authority and now president and CEO […]

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Event to look at tomorrow’s Oxford

October 1, 2013

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An economic development organization is putting the future of its community on the front burner today. On Oct. 15, the Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation will host an event that will examine the future of Oxford in the arena of entrepreneurship and technology growth. The event, hosted by the EDF’s Entrepreneurial Alliance and Innovate […]

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CVB recognized for doing its homework

September 30, 2013

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With of all of its offerings to tourists, it might seem the city of Natchez just has to sit back and watch the visitors come and spend their money. However, a recent award shows city officials are working hard to make sure those tourists keep coming. The Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau has been honored […]

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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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Enersteel expanding yet again in Natchez

August 6, 2013

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NATCHEZ, Mississippi – This port city will gain at least 45 new jobs with the announced $10 million expansion of Enersteel, a producer of fabricated steel plate products. The expansion at the Natchez-Adams County Port will support an increase in production and comes just three months after parent company Enerfab announced an expansion in Natchez […]

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Columbus building new jobs with arrival of sustainable brick maker

July 2, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi – Sustainable building products maker CalStar is setting up manufacturing operations in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park. The company will hire 17 workers when the plant opens in the first quarter of 2014 and increase to 58 employees over three years. Wisconsin-based CalStar is putting $8 million into a 100,000-square-foot building shell in […]

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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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Good Jobs First calls Pickering’s statement on Nissan subsidies ‘false and misleading’

June 10, 2013

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A Response to Stacey Pickering We were surprised to read Stacey Pickering’s attack on our report about the $1.3 billion in subsidies made available to Nissan in connection with its assembly operations in Mississippi. The surprise was both at who wrote the article and what it said. Why is the Mississippi State Auditor responding to […]

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UPDATED: CertainTeed Ceilings putting $24M in Meridian plant restart

June 3, 2013

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MERIDIAN –In yet another sign that the building sector is coming back, CertainTeed Ceilings is restarting its manufacturing operations here after shutting down in 2009, making a $24 million investment in updating a plant that will eventually put more than 100 people to work in the next three years. Production is expected to resume during […]

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