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Previous Business Women honorees continue to make contributions

This year’s Mississippi Business and Technology EXPO will feature the first 50 Women Alumni Breakfast on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. The annual 50 Women program honors a group of dynamic business leaders for their significant contributions to the state’s economy and quality of life. Not surprisingly, these powerful decision-makers continue using their talent and influence in their companies and communities ...

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EXPO marks 30-year milestone

The 2013 Mississippi Business and Technology EXPO, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event, will mark its 30th anniversary milestone April 4 at the Trade Mart Building in Jackson. Thousands of attendees are expected to take in more than 100 exhibits, attend free seminars and take part in several special events throughout the day. The EXPO is presented by longtime sponsor ...

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Women & the wage gap

For all of the progress made to close the wage gap between men and women, there’s still a big gap when paychecks are compared. Women who worked full time year-round earned 74 percent of what men earned in Mississippi in 2009. For black and Hispanic women in the state, the gap is even wider. That’s just one bullet point in ...

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Retro fit program finds takers on Gulf Coast

The Coastal Retrofit Mississippi program, funded by $27 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covers about 90 percent of the retrofit costs. MEMA’s Mike Ferdinand said the program has about 1,354 active applicants and about 100 retrofits have been completed. Sixty-five homes are awaiting final FEMA approval before going to construction. Thirty retrofits are underway. “Some are relatively new ...

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Ship Island still popular, vulnerable

Ship Island has long been a popular attraction for visitors who come from as far away as Europe and Canada to enjoy the sun, surf, marine life and wildlife 11 miles off the Mississippi Coast. The island, one of five barrier islands in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is known for its natural beauty – but it has been battered ...

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20 YEARS OF CASINOS — How gaming has matured in Mississippi

When the state’s first casinos opened in 1992, no one was sure what gambling’s impact would be — good or bad. Proponents held high hopes for its economic potential. Opponents feared the downside for residents and their communities. In 20 years since that uncertain first roll of the dice, the numbers tell the story. The 30 commercial casinos on the ...

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Bay St. Louis waterfront, downtown revitalization is defining moment

A municipal harbor, a project that’s been talked about here since the 1980s, will finally get under way when construction begins mid November. Mayor Les Fillingame is among backers who believe that the $21.1 million recreational harbor will come to define the city’s waterfront and revitalize the downtown that was wiped away by Hurricane Katrina. “Bay St. Louis has always ...

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