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Main Street to unveil new look, plan for Coast business district

LONG BEACH — Members of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Economic Development Resource Team will reveal a new look and plans for the central business district of Long Beach April 16. The public presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in the Fleming Education Center, Room 201. “Mississippi Main Street ...

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Occupy Wall Street? In Vicksburg? Really?

Last weekend, The Wife and I made a trip over to Vicksburg just to get away for a couple of days. We had a great time, but there were a couple of surprises. Wandering downtown on a beautiful Saturday, we walked up on a local chapter of Occupy Wall Street standing on a corner on Washington Street. Occupy Wall Street? ...

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JRA could issue $107M in bonds for development

JACKSON — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority could soon issue $107 million in bonds for three economic development projects — including two that have endured a host of delays. The Clarion-Ledger reports the bonds will go toward financing a hotel to be built across from the Jackson Convention Complex, the Farish Street Entertainment District and a new headquarters/welcome center for the ...

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Main Street getting funding from new BP partnership

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) has formed a new partnership with BP America across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With funding from BP, MMSA will work in the existing Main Street communities on the Coast and also bring in two new communities to the Main Street program. The seven existing Gulf Coast Main Street programs include ...

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