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Sales tax growth ‘very worrying,’ Ms. senior economist warns

That spring dip in both the national and Mississippi economy lingered in the Magnolia State through the summer, causing Mississippians to slow their retail spending. September spending showed a slight rise but still fell short of estimates. The state Department of Revenue reports sales tax revenues for July and August dropped below the same months of the previous year and ...

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Business leaders’ Blueprint 2011 puts priority on Creative Economy effort

Mississippi’s strengthened economic development position has equipped it to become a player in the “Creative Economy,” a pursuit that involves fostering the creation and expansion of knowledge-based business that range from high-tech to film making to capitalizing on the Magnolia State’s cultural and historic heritage. So says the Blueprint Mississippi 2011 in a list of recommendations and goals issued this ...

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Q&A: Tony Jeff, president and CEO of Mississippi Technology Alliance

Ball State report highlights need for more venture capital Tony Jeff is the president and CEO of the Mississippi Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization striving to drive innovation and technology-based businesses in Mississippi. Jeff is a Clinton native who studied industrial engineering at Mississippi State University and earned an MBA as well as a master’s in engineering from Northwestern University. ...

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200 Renaissance gets LEED Gold Certification

Going green turned to gold this week for 200 Renaissance at Colony Park, with the Ridgeland office building receiving a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Colony Park’s Jackson-based developer HC Bailey says the 200 Renaissance is the largest private office building in Mississippi to achieve LEED Gold certification. The award, HC Bailey said, recognized such sustainable ...

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‘Where the smoke and fire happens’

That earth-shaking, rumbling sound that’s come from the John C. Stennis Space Center the last 45 years is not going away, even though the space shuttle program is all but over and the Constellation deep space exploration project died in infancy. “No matter what the architecture is going to be after the shuttle,” the rockets for the new mission will ...

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Stennis a solid booster of gulf region economy

Rocket noise that can be heard for miles around the John C. Stennis Space Center strikes a sweet note for Mississippi’s economy. The impact is estimated at $616 million annually for a region that takes in a 50-mile radius of the center tucked into the southwest corner of Mississippi near Bay St. Louis. Without the center, the region would lose ...

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Venture Technologies puts cloud computing on wheels

Only U.S. company with Mobile Cloud For businesses wondering whether they should take the plunge and embrace cloud computing, Ridgeland-based Venture Technologies has a new test solution — the Mobile Cloud — which can be rolled into an office for a virtualized computing test drive. The Mobile Cloud, the only known tool of its kind, was the brain child of ...

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Meena chairing RCA board

Hu Meena, president and CEO of Cellular South, has been elected chairman of the board of the Rural Cellular Association (RCA), the nation’s leading industry group representing competitive wireless communications providers. Meena takes over the leadership post as the association works to ensure that customers of its member companies have access to data services and devices whenever they are in ...

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Social media journalism

By Amy McCullough In light of Twitter’s role in the recent Egyptian political crisis, a friend recently wondered when and how news outlets would start citing social media “citizen journalists.” A new platform called Storify is one answer. News outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post and others have already used Storify “stories,” which are amalgamations of Tweets, Flicker ...

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Net metering in Mississippi

New policies discussed for solar users The Mississippi Public Service Commission has opened a docket to investigate the development of net metering and interconnection standards. Net metering programs enable customers to generate their own electricity and receive retail prices, or in some cases, premiums over retail price for excess power. The Commission already has a rule in place regarding net ...

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