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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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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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Governor’s office announces Tecumseh Products deal in Verona

July 24, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tecumseh Products Company announced today the creation of up to 150 new jobs over the next five years and the retention of 350 jobs at their Verona facility to meet the increased global demand for their products. The expansion represents a significant multi-million dollar investment for Tecumseh. Tecumseh manufactures […]

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Bryant ranks 14th for job growth among U.S. governors

June 28, 2013

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It looks like Phil Bryant is doing an OK job as governor, if you are looking at job growth statistics Bryant ranks 14th in the U.s. in job creation among all current U.S. governors during their respective terms, according to a new report from On Numbers. On Numbers, a group endorsed by the Memphis Business […]

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(VIDEO) Highlights from Mississippi Day in NYC Central Park

June 12, 2013

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In case you missed it… Reporter David Folk Thomas with Newsbeat New York has posted highlights of the always popular Mississippi Day in New York City’s Central Park. The video posted here includes plenty of sweet tea, caramel cake, and 500 pounds of deep-fried Southern-style catfish. Madison native Liz Davis, a finalist in last year’s […]

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First Lady Bryant joins Board of Directors for Community Bank

June 6, 2013

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Darrell Brown, Chairman of the Board for Community Bank of Mississippi, has announced that First Lady of Mississippi Deborah Bryant has joined the Board of Directors for Community Bank. Bryant recently retired after more than 39 years of service from St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, where she focused her professional efforts on quality and performance […]

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Note to Gov. Bryant: Aunt Bea and Andy can’t fix our schools

June 5, 2013

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It would be easy to pile on the comments Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant made about women and education this week in which he told an audience at a Washington Post event that America’s education mediocrity began when “the mom got in the work place.” However, while many folks, including Bryant, may pine for a kinder, […]

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(VIDEO) Gov. Bryant: Working moms led to nation’s education woes

June 4, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant told an audience at today’s Washington Post Live event that America’s education mediocrity began when “the mom got in the work place.” The comment is already a top headline trending on washingtonpost.com. The even was intended to focus on the importance of ensuring that children read well by the end of third […]

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MDA: Energy legislation press conference canceled

May 20, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority says Tuesday’s scheduled press briefing regarding recently-enacted energy legislation has been postponed until next month. Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives from the MDA, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Mississippi Energy Institute and Natchez Inc. were to hold the briefing and Q&A session at the Woolfolk State Office building tomorrow. When contacted, the MDA […]

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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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