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PRS expanding in Houston

JACKSON — Parkway Properties Inc. is expanding its wholly-owned subsidiary, Parkway Realty Services, LLC (PRS) in Houston, Texas, and has added commercial leasing veteran Mark Preston to the Houston team of real estate professionals. PRS was founded in 1983 as a real estate service provider to both third-party clients and the investments for Parkway Properties. With the Houston office expansion, ...

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Roy Anderson to host construction program

GULFPORT — Beginning in September, Roy Anderson Corp, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center will present the Model Contractor Development Program in Gulfport. The Model Contractor Development Program is designed to teach small construction contractors the good business practices they need to improve their company’s operations, increase their ...

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Palace unveils major expansion

BILOXI — The Palace Casino Resort has announced a 110,000-square-foot project, of which 64,000 square feet is an expansion of its facilities and amenities. This is the largest casino expansion on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina. Upon completion of the new construction, the property will include 38,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 1,000 slot machines ...

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Rite-Hite moving plant

HORN LAKE — Rite-Hite Corporation of Milwaukee, Wis., which develops, manufactures and sells loading dock safety systems and industrial door solutions, plans to relocate a manufacturing facility to Horn Lake, bringing more than 50 manufacturing jobs to the state. “On behalf of the City of Horn Lake, we would like to welcome Rite-Hite to our community,” Horn Lake Mayor Nat ...

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MABC gets diversity grant

JACKSON — The Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors (MABC) has been awarded a $10,000 Chapter Diversity Initiative Grant from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) national office to assist in MABC’s efforts to develop long-term diversity programs. “ABC strives to develop programs that will enhance the construction industry in Mississippi,” said Buddy Edens, MABC president, “This grant will open a new ...

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Construction spending still slumping

WASHINGTON — Residential construction spending slipped 3.5 percent for the month and is down 33.3 percent from May 2008. Overall, total construction spending was down 0.9 percent compared to April and was 11.6 percent lower than levels in May 2008. “Until now, much of the talk about the stimulus package has been just that, talk,” said Associated Builders and Contractors’ ...

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Parkway honored for great workplace

JACKSON — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) together with The Great Place to Work Institute Inc. (GPTW) has named Parkway Properties Inc. one of the “50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America” in 2009. The list, now in its sixth year, ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium-sized companies using “best practice” ...

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Mid-South lands 'green' grant

JACKSON — The Mid-South Community Development Corporation has been awarded an $80,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas through its partner bank, BankPlus. The funds will be used in the development of the Harmony Estates subdivision in the Georgetown community of Jackson to assist first-time homebuyers and qualified applicants with down payment assistance. ...

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Clinic construction to begin

FLOWOOD — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. for University Physicians-Grants Ferry, a part of University of Mississippi Health Care. The site is located at 1010 Lakeland Place, on the corner of Lakeland Place and Plaza Drive in Flowood. The new, $14-million clinic is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2010. The 50,575-square-foot ...

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Lawmakers approve funding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, reports committee passage of the FY2010 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, which contains specific funding for projects in Mississippi. The following are items of interest to Mississippi included in the appropriations bill: • $200,000 to support the creation of the Choctaw Native American Business ...

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