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Report: Optimism up among Coast CEOs, business owners

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has released its quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence Report for the fourth quarter of 2013. “After a decline in confidence for the third quarter of 2013, we are pleased to see business leaders are optimistic of improvements in the coming months”, said Jack Norris, president of the Gulf ...

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Confidence up among Coast CEOs, business owners

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has released its quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence report for the second quarter of 2013, and the numbers are encouraging. “Our CEO’s and business owners have not expressed this level of confidence in the local economy since the first quarter of 2011,” said Jack Norris, president of the ...

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Scaggs gets award

  Dr. Susan L. Scaggs, vice president of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus, has been selected to receive Phi Theta Kappa’s Distinguished College Administrator Award. Scaggs came to MGCCC in 2007. She currently serves on the Mississippi Coast Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Gulf Coast Sustainable Communities Executive Committee and the Gulf Coast Business Council. ...

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Coast sees more jobs for ‘fragile’ recovery

Christmas sales figures are still anybody’s guess, but new employment numbers for the Mississippi Coast show job growth. That’s the bottom line in the Gulf Coast Business Council’s Economy Snapshot for December, said Scott King, the director of policy and research who puts the numbers together and sorts out what they mean. “The latest job numbers confirm that we’ve added ...

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Open for business and visitors, any time

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is open for business and the welcome mat is out. The area has put the BP oil spill behind it and continues the Hurricane Katrina recovery. Tourism officials tout the variety of activities available for all age groups. In Hancock County, the tourism bureau’s Beth Carriere notes that the opening of the rebuilt Beach Boulevard from ...

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