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BILL CRAWFORD — Put the spotlight on big business to grow U.S. jobs

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress should add one small thing to the tax reform bill to truly help make American great again.   In case you haven’t noticed, corporate earnings are driving the stock market to record highs. Across the board, earnings are up; earnings are strong.    When the corporate tax cut House Republican leaders revealed last ...

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TOP 100 — It’s a list you won’t find anywhere else

By FRANK BROWN Here in the Mississippi Business Journal, there’s a list you’ll be challenged to find anywhere else — our Missisippi 100, the list of the top 100 privately owned companies with headquarters in Mississippi. This is the 29th year the Mississippi Business Journal has published the Mississippi 100. We publish this list for a couple of reasons. It’s ...

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TOP 100 — Cooperative Energy prepares to open solar farm near Sumrall

By BECKY GILLETTE In recent years, customer surveys for the 11 rural electric cooperatives in Mississippi that purchase power from the not-for-profit Cooperative Energy (formerly South Mississippi Electric Power Association) have indicated a higher interest in using “green” power — electricity generated from alternative energy sources such as wind, hydro-electric and solar. Now one of the state’s largest ever commercial ...

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TOP 100 — Driving Academy gives deaf applicant a chance with KLLM

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT For many, schooling takes a quarter of a lifetime for a steady career path. For Byron Keith Davis, that was two weeks. The 38-year-old Southaven native said he heard about KLLM Driving Academy at Hinds Community College and knew right away that he should enroll.  He had dreamed of becoming a trucker. “I wanted to travel ...

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TOP 100 — Columbia’s mixture of large companies provides benefits

By JULIA MILLER Small town living comes with its perks: lower cost of living, friendly neighbors and shorter commute times. However, a drawback can arise from a lack of employment opportunities. For Columbia, that problem has been avoided by a prolific business environment. “We’ve got a small town atmosphere with big city dreams,” Mayor Justin McKenzie said. Columbia is home ...

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Innovators Hall of Fame to add Sanderson, Howards, Mara and Sethi

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. in Laurel, will be honored the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2016 Legend Award, which is presented to distinguished, exemplary and visionary leaders and innovators who have had a legendary impact on the state of Mississippi. Previous ...

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Sanderson promotes Flynt

Sanderson Farms recently named Natalie Flynt a Marketing Product Specialist for the Laurel-headquartered poultry producer. Flynt will be responsible for managing activities concerning Sanderson Farms products, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will also work closely with the company’s sales, customer service, purchasing and quality assurance teams ...

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BOOK BIZ — Pat Conroy leaves us but his work lives on

The untimely death of writer Pat Conroy at age 70 leaves a gap in the list of contemporary Southern writers. Only recently did he reveal that he had pancreatic cancer. He leaves a large body of work, mostly fiction, that includes The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music and South of Broad. His work reached wider audiences when ...

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