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Chiquita got $15M in incentives to move back to Louisiana

GULFPORT — Chiquita Brands International Inc. is returning to New Orleans from Mississippi after nearly 40 years. Chiquita, then called United Brands, left New Orleans for Gulfport in the mid-1970s after more than 70 years in New Orleans. It is one of the Port of Gulfport’s top four tenants, according to that port’s website. “This is a huge, historic win ...

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SCOTT: Several important post-April tax developments

As another year’s tax day filing deadline came and went, several interesting, and potentially significant, tax-related developments surfaced that have a direct or indirect impact on us here in Mississippi. One development took place next door in Louisiana, another here, while the third emanates from Washington, D.C. First, in Baton Rouge in early April, Gov. Bobby Jindal reversed course on ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Brent Christensen named new head of the Mississippi Development Authority

JACKSON — Brent Christensen has been named the new head of the Mississippi Development Authority. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in downtown Jackson. Christensen, who has been the CEO of the Gainesville (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce the last 10 years, replaces interim director Jim Barksdale, the former Netscape CEO, who has ...

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MDA salary already competitive

The bill that would allow the next Mississippi Development Authority executive director’s salary to receive unlimited supplements didn’t sit on Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk very long. Bryant received House Bill 1349 April 17, and signed it on the same day. The bill takes effect immediately. The bill caps the amount of state money that can fund the MDA chief’s salary ...

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Barbour campaigning for Wis. gov. candidate

OAK CREEK, Wisconsin — Governors from three southern states told Wisconsin voters Wednesday that the Republican strategies of cutting taxes and shrinking government worked in their states, and gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker could make them work here too. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appeared with Walker at a rally in the Milwaukee ...

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