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Emerald Home Furnishings plans furniture plant in New Albany

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NEW ALBANY — Emerald Home Furnishings announced Wednesday that it will open an upholstered furniture factory in New Albany, investing more than $2 million and hiring 150 workers. The company, based in Seattle, Washington, will move into a building formerly occupied by furniture component manufacturer Hickory Springs, which closed its New Albany plant in June 2012. Federal, state and local ...

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Villa International sites RV furniture factory in Belmont

BELMONT — A California company will open a recreational vehicle furniture factory in northeast Mississippi, with plans to hire 75 employees over five years. Villa International, based in Cerritos, California, will invest $250,000 to expand into Tishomingo County. It will pay an average annual salary of $35,360. The Mississippi Development Authority will loan Tishomingo County $507,000 to purchase the former ...

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Avectus relocating to downtown Corinth building

CORINTH — Avectus Healthcare Solutions of Corinth is adding 50 new jobs in a local expansion. The announcement came today during a ceremony attended by Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials in Corinth. The company is moving into the former Chadco building in downtown Corinth. The project represents a corporate investment of $300,000. Officials said the move into the larger ...

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HomeStretch expanding operations, adding new jobs

NETTLETON — Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion, HomeStretch will have 250 employees in Nettleton. Based in Nettleton, the company has been in operation since early 2010. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project ...

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Tennessee-based manufacturer sites plant in industrial park

WALNUT — Officials say ALUMA-FORM has broken ground on the company’s new manufacturing facility in Walnut in Tippah County. Gov. Phil Bryant says in a news release that the project represents a company investment of $6.7 million and will create 125 new jobs. The Memphis, Tenn.-based company is building its facility in the Walnut Industrial Park, where it will manufacture ...

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Ole Miss hosts July 12 economic forum

Representatives from the White House Business Council, the Delta Regional Authority, the White House Rural Council, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Rural Economic Forum at the University of Mississippi on July 12.   The forum will discuss the Obama administration’s economic policies especially those geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners in ...

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Leadership program gets needed boost

STARKVILLE — The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved $697,051 for Mississippi State University (MSU) to create the High Performance Leadership Institute, a program aimed at turning around failing and underperforming schools in Mississippi. MSU will partner with the Mississippi Department of Education in the establishment of the High Performance Leadership Institute. After studying similar efforts in other states, MSU ...

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Committee approves spending projects in Mississippi

Funding to support four defense projects in Mississippi has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2010 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Mississippi projects are: Columbus Air Force Base — $10 million for an aircraft maintenance administration facility to provide adequate workspace for Air Force aircraft maintenance ...

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