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State economic development leaders optimistic of 2015

State business and economic development leaders are optimistic that the sluggish economic recovery from the 2008 recession will kick into high gear in 2015. At 7.6 percent, Mississippi had the second highest unemployment rate in the country in November. But that is a significant improvement from rates of more than 10 percent in 2011, and there are signs that employment ...

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Hinds Co. seeks federal funds to redevelop US 80

JACKSON — Hinds County is applying for a $400,000 grant from the federal government to help redevelop the U.S. 80 and Mississippi 18 corridors. The money from the Environmental Protection agency would assist crews in identifying land along the highways that is contaminated by industrial waste or other toxic matter. Blake Wallace, executive director of the Hinds County Economic Development ...

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