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Williams takes on role with State Workforce Investment Board

DENNIS SEID, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal After 30 years in the community college system, including the past 13 as vice president of economic and community services at Itawamba Community College, James Williams has a new job. Williams recently was named the executive director of the Mississippi’s State Workforce Board, and he hopes his experience in Northeast Mississippi will help bring ...

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Jay Moon: Bullish on Mississippi’s manufacturing future

  By ALAN TURNER Jay Moon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, proudly says that his family roots can be traced back to Virginia in the 1500’s.  These days, his roots are firmly anchored in Mississippi. “I’ve been here since Cliff Finch was Governor,” he said with a smile. Jay, who holds a Master’s of Public ...

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Business groups file briefs in support of Kemper coal plant rehearing

By JACK WEATHERLY Three business-support groups have filed briefs with the Mississippi Supreme Court, asking for a rehearing of the case in which a rate increase for Mississippi Power Co. customers was reversed and a refund ordered. The Mississippi Economic Council, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Council are seeking to get another review of the ...

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Moon issues statement on Congress' Ex-Im Bank vote

JACKSON — Following House and Senate passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) President and CEO Jay C. Moon has issued a statement. “Mississippians, along with others across the nation, have brought to Congress’ attention the vitality of what the Export-Import Bank means to the United States,” Moon said. “Congress has ...

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Event to look at 'The Road Ahead' for manufacturing sector

STARKVILLE — Furniture-industry experts, as well as government officials, will examine “The Road Ahead” at Mississippi State University’s 2014 Manufacturing Summit. The fourth-annual summit, to be held April 23, will feature Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for the 11:15 a.m. keynote address. All activities will be held at MSU’s Hassell H. Franklin Furniture Institute, located at the intersection of Blackjack Road ...

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Business community has questions about proposed highway tax

JACKSON — Business groups still aren’t ready to raise Mississippi’s taxes to repair and build highways and bridges. In August, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, proposed a $700 million menu of taxes and asked other members of a study committee examining road needs to offer their own alternative revenue and spending plans. Highway officials say the state needs ...

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Transportation study group leader proposes $700M tax for roads, bridges

JACKSON — The leader of a Senate transportation study committee proposes the state should levy $700 million in new taxes to support road maintenance as well as some other non-transportation related projects. Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, said yesterday that the proposal, which would be the largest state tax increase in more than 20 years, is only a starting point for ...

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Moon leads Mississippi’s manufacturers

As the Presidential race heats up, we will continue to hear both candidates talk about a very important topic to Americans — jobs! Both candidates will try to convince voters about how they will help our economy grow more jobs. Closer to home, there are those who work on the front lines of keeping and growing jobs in our state. ...

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Trained workforce biggest challenge for state's manufacturers

A report card on the state of manufacturing in Mississippi includes the following facts, according to Jay Moon, executive director of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association: Manufacturing is holding steady with 12 percent of the state’s workforce employed in that sector. For every direct job in manufacturing, there are another two or three jobs that support it. Mississippi’s manufacturing is considered ...

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New faces in new places leave fate of inventory tax reform unclear

New legislative leadership does not necessarily guarantee easy victory for an old fight over inventory taxes. That’s something on which parties from both sides of the issue agree. Mississippi is one of nine states that still impose an inventory tax on its businesses. Arkansas is the only bordering state to still impose it, and Georgia is the only other Southeastern ...

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