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Mississippi companies await fallout from Trump position on Cuban trade

By JACK WEATHERLY A number of Mississippi companies and investors are interested in doing business in Cuba. President Donald Trump is not so keen on trade with the communist nation – much less, it seems, than his immediate predecessor. The Mississippi Development Authority led a group to Cuba in February. Rose Boxx, director of the MDA’s International Trade Division, told ...

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Two more tenants added to the roster at District at Eastover

By JACK WEATHERLY The District at Eastover has announced two more additions to its mixed-use roster in Jackson as it moves toward filling what will be 125,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space in the 585,000-square-foot mixed use development between Meadowbrook Road and Eastover Drive along Interstate 55. Fine and Dandy, an upscale hamburger and snacks concept, and Beckham ...

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EMBDC Holds Leadership Lauderdale Graduation

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently held its 2017 Leadership Lauderdale Graduation, with 27 graduates being recognized for their completion of the program. Graduates, listed alphabetically are; Angeleque Adams, Meridian Cab Co.; Kevin Adams, Anderson Regional Health System; Tracy Alford, Citizens National Bank; Wade Allen, Regions Bank; Kim Amerson, iQor; Kathy Anderson, City of Meridian; Rebecca Brown, Citizens National ...

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Jones County official gets national certificate

Larkin Simpson of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County and Jones County Chamber of Commerce recently received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council. The certification is a professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive economic development finance training series. The training provides individuals working in the field of economic development ...

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Joblessness rates at record low in Mississippi, 3 other states

Employers added a significant number of jobs in nine states last month, and unemployment rates in four states fell to record lows. The Labor Department says the states with the largest percentage gains in jobs were Alaska, Alabama and Louisiana. The nation’s capital, Washington D.C., recorded an even larger gain. Overall, the figures suggest that steady, if slower, hiring this ...

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Mississippi Main Street announces 2017 awards

The Mississippi Main Street Association celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 28th Annual Awards Luncheon June 8 at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Street communities in Mississippi. The awards and their winners, program/town ...

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Northpark faces brave new world of mall retailing

By JACK WEATHERLY Credit Suisse predicted earlier this month that up to 25 percent of U.S. malls will be closed within five years. The Switzerland-based financial services giant’s outlook sent ripples across the world of malls, which have dominated the retail landscape for several decades. Credit Suisse and other observers see an overbuilt market, not unlike the housing market of ...

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Ocean Springs growing with two new developments

By ALEXIS WILLIAMS Ocean Springs is poised for two new developments, both located on Highway 90, which will bring more jobs, more housing options and more retail to the Gulf Coast city. In east Ocean Springs, Tractor Supply Co. is currently under construction and plans to open in August.  A nationally known brand, Tractor Supply Co. is the largest operator of ...

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Wicks n’ More continues rebuilding

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal SALTILLO – It’s been a journey filled with peaks and valleys, but candle company Wicks n’ More continues to fight its way back to regain its place in the market. With a new home, the company hopes to re-establish accounts and develop new ones for its still-popular signature pillar candles, as well as its ...

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Trump group to team with Delta hoteliers for new chains

The Mississippi Business Journal “article triggered this whole thing.” — Suresh Chawla By JACK WEATHERLY A longshot phone call to real estate magnate Donald Trump nearly 30 years ago by a convenience store owner in Greenwood eager to build a motel started a series of events that has been nothing but good news for the Chawla family. Trump returned the call and told ...

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