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150 YEARS

State’s first insurance company celebrates a milestone event   For some companies, a major milestone may be 10, 25 or even 50 years in business. But the milestone for Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc. is much more impressive. The company, which was the first insurance company in the state, is celebrating 150 years as a risk-management company, and a proud ...

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Re-made and re-charged

Hancock has perfected approach for company founded in 1957   Sometimes, the best way for a company to remain successful is to redefine itself. Such is the case with Hancock Fabrics.  Founded in 1957, Hancock Fabrics developed the concept of a total fabric retailer. More than just a specialty shop, the first stores opened by Hancock Fabrics were cost-efficient and ...

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Management salaries averaging more than $75K

Occupational employment and wage estimates from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security for May 2009 show the highest-paying positions to be in management, while those in food preparation earn the lowest wages. Figures available from MDES, according to information created by the Labor Market Information Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, show the average salary for those in ...

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New and expanded facilities report shows recession’s impact

  Projects up, jobs and investment down While the recession may be at an end, there is plenty of data that show Mississippi’s economy is far from fully recovered. A report from the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) reveals some sobering numbers concerning new and growing businesses in 2010. The MDA is quick to point out that its “New and Expanded ...

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Healthcare expected to have biggest job growth

Mississippi will see a 14.2 percent increase in jobs between 2006 and 2016, according to occupational employment projection information from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Labor Market Information Department. The percentage represents an increase of 195,900 jobs in the 10-year span, and the total projected average annual job openings will be 54,325. The highest growth rate ...

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