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Collaboratory in Madison County helps create new jobs in biomed industry

The Collaboratory’s Global Training Institute, a surgical simulation lab and training center, provides training across four sectors: health care professionals, law enforcement officers, fire service/first responders and military personnel.

By BECKY GILLETTE  The Madison County Economic Development Authority opened a unique business center designed for health care companies about a year ago called the Mississippi Biomedical Business Collaboratory. The 60,000-square-foot building in Canton that was previously a training facility for Nissan was converted to attract health care companies together in a building where they could share ideas and prosper. ...

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Fight for control of Jackson airport set for takeoff

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By TED CARTER What the State of Mississippi gives it can take away, state Sen. Josh Harkins insists in explaining his push to create a tri-county board to control Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. With tens of thousands of people having moved out of Jackson to Rankin and Madison counties in recent decades, Jackson is not the suitable ruler for the ...

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Madison shopping center sold

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Colony Crossing in Madison has been bought for $14.3 million by Birmingham-based Bayer Properties LLC and Savannah-based Wicker Park Capital. The Madison center, opened in 2005, is the second acquisition by the two companies in tandem, the first being another upscale center in Germantown, Tenn. Colony Crossing encompasses 77,427 square feet and its tenants include Georgia Blue, Massage Envy, Pizza ...

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Merit to build medical offices facility in Madison County

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Merit Health Madison announced Monday that it will build a $9 million, 35,000-square-foot medical offices building adjacent to the 67-bed hospital in Canton. The construction, which will start in a couple of weeks, is expected to be completed by the end of the year or in early 2017, Merit Health Madison Chief Executive Brit Phelps said in ...

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ALAN TURNER — Madison County a vision for growth

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It’s really great to be back in Mississippi.  I had forgotten how many good friends I have in this state,” Dr. Lance Nail told us recently at the 2015 Vision Celebration, sponsored by the Madison County Business League & Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Authority. Lance was the keynote speaker at the event, which was held at the ...

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Proposal to form business district languishes while County Line reels

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By JACK WEATHERLY  The left-right combination of two major retailers leaving County Line Road has stunned the retail corridor, but has focused attention on how it’s doing in its fight to compete with newer challengers. Sam’s Club left Aug. 6 and Best Buy’s last day is Oct. 31. Meantime, a 75-page survey completed a year ago for the cities of ...

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Big dollars at stake for Ridgeland in campaign to reduce apartments in city

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By TED CARTER A growing stack of legal bills seems not to have dimmed Ridgeland City Council’s enthusiasm for cutting way back on multi-family rental units within the city. Neither has the prospect for new costs that may arise from court losses that could include economic damages liability and liability for violations of the Fair Housing Act as well as pledges ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Conservative leadership, faith bind Taggart to Kasich

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Andy Taggart’s commitment to chair Ohio Governor John Kasich’s presidential campaign in Mississippi should surprise no one. It’s a match made in … well, you’ll see.   Kasich has been described as a “brash, bare-knuckled” leader. Taggart served as chief-of-staff for Mississippi’s beloved brash, bare-knuckled governor, Kirk Fordice.   Kasich has strong credentials as an effective conservative leader (meaning he’s ...

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Madison County supervisors to hear new proposals for conference center

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By TED CARTER The push for a conference center and privately funded hotel in Madison County has been mostly dormant the past 10 years. That could end Aug. 17 when the Board of Supervisors takes up a resolution to support a proposal from the county’s Economic Development Authority to explore a partnership with Holmes Community College for building a 63,000-square-foot center ...

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