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German company opens first facility in Mississippi

OLIVE BRANCH — The name Kaeser Compressors Inc. is a familiar one around the world. Headquartered in Coburg, Germany, the company operates 21 company-owned and -operated stores in the U.S., and is in more than 58 countries worldwide. However, its recently opened Mid-South Distribution and Service Center in Olive Branch represents Kaeser’s first foray into Mississippi. “The difference in taxes ...

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Gautier poised for growth with annexation that nearly tripled size

GAUTIER — Gautier was already one of the top 20 fastest growing cities in Mississippi before an annexation went into effect in late February that increased the population from 11,681 to 16,966, and nearly tripled the size of the city from 12 to 32 square miles. The annexation, accompanied by an extension of water and water services and the development ...

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Byhalia poised to make a comeback after devastating fire

BYHALIA — From the embers of a fire that devastated the largest building in downtown Byhalia in late December 2001, a plan is emerging to rebuild the Southern Corner — and along with it the economy of the downtown. Things were starting to fall in place for Byhalia’s downtown before the fire that gutted the Southern Corner, which housed a ...

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Senators doing well on and off the field

JACKSON — They may not be claiming victory yet, but the Jackson Senators have certainly surpassed all expectations thus far. Aside from making it to the playoffs, the Senators have had an average of 1,700 fans at each game, and already they have 52 occupied sponsor signs posted at Smith-Wills Stadium. They are not a million-dollar franchise yet, but, guessed ...

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Mississippi World Trade Center on message: ‘one-stop shop’

JACKSON — Just as a shopping mall is a buyer’s best bet when looking to pull together a new outfit, a World Trade Center is a business’s best resource for finding the assistance necessary to market its product globally. That concept of a “one-stop shop” is the message Mississippi World Trade Center executive director Barbara Travis has been promoting as ...

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Dollar stores: consumer convenience without the cost

Ever wonder why you’re seeing a new dollar store popping up on nearly every corner? While some of the larger discount stores have been closing locations and seeing reduced sales, retail outlets like Dollar General Store, My Dollar Store, Dollar Tree Stores and Family Dollar Store have been sprouting like mushrooms across the country. “It is like having a convenience ...

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