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Ryan Peets joins MBJ sales team

By JACK WEATHERLY Ryan Peets has joined the Mississippi Business Journal as a sales representative. A graduate of Jackson Prep and Ole Miss, Peets has been involved in sales and marketing in Austin, Texas and Jackson. Peet’s assignment will be to develop new accounts for the Journal. “We are delighted to have filled our open account executive position with Ryan,” ...

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OUR VIEW — New governing board a must for Evers Airport

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is a sputtering economic-engine that has failed to  achieve its potential. Over the years, policy making has come from a narrow power corridor that starts at Jackson City and ends in the office suites at Jackson Evers, excluding a vast population the airport serves. An outdated governance model is to blame. Such a model has ...

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McCullough becomes head of Miss. Development Authority

By BOBBY HARRISON Glenn McCullough officially begins his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. The former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority chairman already has begun the transition in the weeks since his appointment by Gov. Phil Bryant. “I have been doing work as a volunteer for MDA already,” McCullough said last week. McCullough is replacing Brent ...

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ALAN TURNER: The benefits of healthy workplaces

As we are all aware, Mississippi ranks at or near the bottom among the states in a number of vital health statistics, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.  Although we have excellent health care facilities in our state, it should be noted that great health care alone cannot change our current poor rankings. The answer can probably best be ...

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